The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan: Take Charge, Build Your Team, and Deliver Better Results Faster, 5th Edition

  • 3h 46m
  • George B. Bradt, Jayme A. Check, John A. Lawler
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2022

Maximize your remote and in-person leadership impact in your first 100 days

The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan has sold over 100,000 copies because it's so practical. The author team of accomplished private equity/M&A transition leaders explains in great detail, how to succeed in new leadership roles, build high-performance teams, execute winning strategies, and achieve organizational goals. The heavily revised 5th edition explains how to your due diligence before accepting a new role, and how to lead in remote or hybrid environments and how to leverage diversity, equity, and inclusion to meet team goals, drive growth and enhance any organization.

Readers will also find:

  • Roadmaps, tools and tips to understanding, improving, and leading organizational change, including digital initiatives
  • New chapters focused on crisis situations, post-M&A integrations, turnarounds, and transformations
  • Practical counsel on managing your Board

A critical resource for leaders in any industry, The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan walks you through your first days, weeks, and months in any new leadership role, when stakes are high and time is of the essence.

About the Author

George Bradt (; Stamford, CT) is Principal of CEO Connection and Managing Director of PrimeGenesis, the executive onboarding and transition acceleration group he founded in 2003. He works with clients such as American Express, Bausch + Lomb, Johnson & Johnson, Kimberly-Clark, and Kraft Foods, among others. He is a frequent speaker on executive transitions.

Jayme Check (; Santa Monica, CA) has developed and led teams in a variety of industries in both traditional and entrepreneurial environments from Wall Street to Asia with a particular focus on high-growth environments.

John Lawler (; Buck Hill Falls, PA) is PrimeGenesis’ new CEO. Previously, he was CEO of three private equity backed companies, leading significant business and cultural transformations in a variety of industries. In his former roles, John built new divisions of high-growth legal technology businesses via acquisition and targeted investment and integration.

In this Book

  • Executive Summary
  • Tools
  • Position Yourself for Success—Get The Job. Make Sure It Is Right for You. Avoid Common Land Mines.
  • The Job Starts When You Accept the Offer—Leverage the Fuzzy Front End.
  • Take Control of Day One—Make a Powerful First Impression. Confirm Your Entry Message.
  • Evolve the Culture. Leverage Diversity
  • Manage Communication, Especially Digitally with Your Remote Team
  • Pivot to StrategyCo-Create the Burning Imperative by Day 30.
  • Drive Operational AccountabilityEmbed Milestone Management by Day 45.
  • Select Early Wins by Day 60 to Deliver Within 6 Months
  • Build a High-Performing TeamRealign, Acquire, Enable, and Mentor by Day 70.
  • Adjust and Advance Your Own Leadership, People, Practices, and Culture by Day 100
  • Manage Your New Board
  • Lead Through Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Lead a Turnaround
  • Lead Through a CrisisA 100-Hour Action Plan.
  • Bibliography