074: First-Time Leader: How to Succeed and Inspire Your New Team | with George Bradt

by Joe Sherwood on January 30, 2014

First-Time LeadersDid you know that 40% of new leaders fail in the first 18 months? How can you avoid failing as a new leader, and learn from other leaders’ mistakes rather than making so many of your own? To help our listeners who are new leaders or who would like to take their leadership to the next level, our guest today is George Bradt, author of several books including his latest book coming out in February, First-Time Leader: Foundational Tools for Inspiring and Enabling Your New Team.

George was once a new leader himself, rising through leadership and executive roles at Procter & Gamble, Coa-Cola, and J.D. Powers. Today he is Principal of CEO Connection and Managing Director of the executive onboarding group PrimeGenesis.

First-Time Leader begins with a discussion of taking charge of your new team and then tracks through BRAVE leadership components from the outside in:

  • Environment: setting the context for everything else by understanding where you are playing.
  • Values: the bedrock of a high performing team. Get clear on what really matters and why.
  • Attitude: encompassing strategic, posture, and culture choices around how to win
  • Relationships: the heart of leadership. If you can’t connect, you can’t lead.
  • Behaviors: the actions that make real lasting impact on others.

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