Guests: Brenda Hampel & Erika Lamont
More than 40% of new leaders fail within 18 months. Why?
Don’t blame the leader; look at the organization instead! Most organizations don’t onboard a new leader well, if at all. They assume a person’s success at one company will automatically transfer to theirs – but there are far too many variables at play to bank on that. Instead, an onboarding plan that goes beyond HR protocols and benefits sign-up is necessary: a plan that considers company culture, history, team dynamics...even quality of life differences if the new leader is coming from out of town!
Brenda Hampel and Erika Lamont of Connect the Dots share tips, tricks, and outright wisdom from years of experience helping organizations maximize the success of their new leaders.
Here's what Brenda, Erika, and host Maureen Metcalf cover:
- The three main components of a good onboarding plan;
- Why overlooking help with personal transitions – including spouse and children – is a key reason for new leaders leaving your organization; and
- Why how you handled your workforce during the COVID pandemic is the ultimate litmus test for a leader considering your job offer.
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- Hiring for Keeps: The Rise of Recruiter.com - with Evan Sohn
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- Hiring in the Great Resignation – with Michelle Sanchez-Bickley
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To learn more about Erika & Brenda’s company, Connect the Dots, visit https://connectthedotsconsulting.com/ .
They’ve also written two books together as further resources for you:
Solving Employee Performance Problems at https://amzn.to/3LbelrG
Perfect Phrases for New Employee Orientation and Onboarding at https://amzn.to/3FgqmIJ .
In addition, Erika also wrote The Talent Selection and Onboarding Pocket Tool Kit at https://amzn.to/3ZCDWOp , and Brenda wrote the Talent Assessment and Development Pocket Tool Kit at https://amzn.to/3YG62Y3 .
Our host Maureen Metcalf posts a newsletter every week on LinkedIn. You can subscribe here .
She’s also written several award-winning books on leadership development. You can peruse and purchase them here: https://amzn.to/3C4eSX0 .
Books we’re reading for fun or personal development right now include:
- The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
- The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin
- Snow White & the Seven Robots by Louise Simonson & Jimena Sanchez
OUR PODCAST TEAM:
Host & Executive Producer: Maureen Metcalf
Editor & Producer: Dan Mushalko
Video & Graphics Editor: Devon Mushalko
People We Onboarded to Our Podcast without Them Knowing: Luigi Morelli, Jenna Reik, & Connor Carson
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About Our Guests:
Brenda Hampel co-founded Connect the Dots Consulting in 2006, having already gained a national reputation as a leadership team session and discussion expert.
From day one, Brenda dedicated Connect the Dots to providing Real Leadership, meaning custom-crafting Leadership Solutions to a client’s unique, specific, real-life leadership needs. That focus has only grown, for today Brenda and her team service a wide range of companies with a tailored, custom approach to leadership building and related services that help transform companies and the leaders at their helm.
Erika Lamont is an executive coach, author, speaker and founding partner of Connect the Dots Consulting. Connect the Dots is a boutique management consulting firm deep expertise in leadership onboarding, coaching and team effectiveness. Erika brings a distinctive blend of operational experience and leadership development skills to her client base. Erika has held leadership roles inside large organizations such as Riverside Methodist Hospital (part of the OhioHealth Corporation), and Bath & Body Works, a division of The Limited, Inc.—experience that has been advantageous to her coaching practice.
Erika is a Master Certified Executive Coach (MCEC) and an active member of the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches. She is also a certified coach for Marshall Goldsmith’s Stakeholder Centered Coaching and blends her own leadership experiences with the proven methods of best-practice coaching.