Onboard With Care: Welcoming a New Leader

Guests: Brenda Hampel & Erika Lamont

Season: 9   Episodes: 12

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:

  1. The three main components of a good onboarding plan;
  1. Why overlooking help with personal transitions – including spouse and children – is a key reason for new leaders leaving your organization; and
  1. 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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Brenda Hampel & Erika Lamont

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Future of Leadership, Leadership Development, Organizational Transformation


Leadership Onboarding, Personal Transition, Onboarding, Succession Planning, Connect the Dots