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Why Leaders Fail - Reason #5 Cultural Mismatch

Posted on 9/18/2013 by Barbara Blake in onboarding executive coaching Leadership; Onboarding; Executive Coaching

Cultural Mismatch is a common reason for failure in new roles. Culture is harder to read. To help you read culture better use these questions and opportunities for observation to get a sense of how you will fit.

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Why Leaders Fail - Reason #4, Lack of Self Knowledge

Posted on 8/13/2013 by Barbara Blake in leadership onboarding executive coaching

Lack of Self Knowledge is a key reason of leader failure. It is imperative to know oneself well - and to be diligently building more productive behaviors and interactions.

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Why Leaders Fail Reason #2 - Failure to Adapt

Posted on 6/24/2013 by Barbara Blake in leadership onboarding

Adapting involves becoming attuned to the differences in your new environment and responding appropriately. Become attuned by observing cultural context, communication and collaboration styles and what is changing.

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Get Ready for the Graduates + Advice for the Graduate

Posted on 6/5/2013 by Barbara Blake in leadership onboarding

Start a new graduate hire on the path to success - and gain an effective employee who contributes to the team. In addition to ideas for you, share the advice on working life with the grad. You will both be glad you did.

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Disaster Ahead

Posted on 10/6/2010 by Barbara Blake in leadership onboarding

New hires that miss cultural signals and exhibit poor listening skills often fail quickly in their new roles. Increase your chances of success by taking time to learn about the culture - and listen.

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7 Truths About Working Life

Posted on 6/10/2010 by Barbara Blake in leadership onboarding self coaching

This advice for new graduates entering the workforce is a good refresher on how to be an effective employee and leader.

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Avoid the New Job Blues

Posted on 8/31/2009 by Barbara Blake in leadership onboarding

Moving into a new role is challenging. Follow these 5 rules to take on the challenges and be a success.

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