Book News: February 17th, 2009

By George B. Bradt, Jayme A. Check, and Jorge E. Pedraza

The authors provide a valuable resource for new leaders in any organization. They start with what needs to be done before taking on a new post. Then follows the 100 days action plan which involves finding out the expectations of people higher up the management chain and stakeholders. A big issue is deciding how to respond to the culture of the organization.

The authors recommend selecting one strategic issue and getting ‘buy in’ as a means of establishing leadership credibility. They also advocate setting milestones for measuring progress.

Published by Barnes and Noble. ISBN: 978-0-470-40703-5. 25.95 dollars US.