42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role (2nd Edition)

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What’s it about?

“42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role (2nd Edition)” (also available in our leadership bundle) describes practical and effective actions for you to make a strong start at your new VP, Director, or Manager job. Drawing from more than 50 interviews with respected leaders and the author’s 20 years as a strategy consultant and executive coach, these rules form the manual they forgot to hand you when you got that promotion or offer letter.

Topics in this leadership book include how to gain cooperation from your team, read the business culture at your new level, tee up smart “quick wins”, show others how to work with you, assess the business risks in your new role, make the most of your strengths without overdoing it, work around your weaknesses, use team screw-ups to your advantage, redesign your undoable job, and stay focused on your plan when everyone wants you to fight fires and solve the problems on their desks.

Let this book remind you what you did right before, help you avoid common missteps that cause leaders to stumble, and give you new strategies for acing those critical first months. Adjust what you find here to serve team needs, market condition, cultural context, your goals and your personal leadership style. Buy this book when you’re making a step up, moving to a new organization, or for your friends as they move up. This book is also an ideal reference for executive coaches, HR business partners, management trainers, executive assistants, and others who help new leaders to be successful.

Author Pam Fox Rollin coaches leaders to succeed at the next level. She specializes in helping functional leaders, especially marketing executives, who are stepping up to more strategic roles.

What’s they’re saying.

“I wish I had this book early in my career! By now, I’ve seen hundreds of people start leadership roles—from senior executives to customer-facing team leads—some starting brilliantly, some struggling unnecessarily. This book points you to the actions that make all the difference in those critical early months.” Peter Aceto, CEO, ING DIRECT, Canada

“Pam was a key partner in transforming my team from a sales support organization to one providing strategic marketing leadership. With her warm and direct style, Pam assisted me in tackling the challenges of being new to the company, new to the industry, and new to leadership level. With my reports (many of whom were also new), Pam developed their leadership skills, strategic thinking, and implementation planning. The wisdom in this slim, yet impactful, book provides new leaders a road map to success.” Gail Piccirilli, former VP Marketing, Blue Shield of California

“Pam gives us that rare gem of a book—the perfect blend of proven tactics solidly grounded in the latest research. 42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role offers smart, busy leaders the proven mindsets and practical to-do’s to make their strongest start as they rise in the leadership ranks. She also provides great tips on leading change across your organization. Refer back to the book often, and take every chance to hear Pam speak about leadership.” Sharon L. Richmond, Director, Change Leadership Center of Excellence, Cisco Systems

What’s in the book.

Rule 7 Map What Matters to People with Power
Rule 17 Pick Smart Quick Wins
Rule 24 Make Your Own Metrics

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