Starting Strong: Nailing the First 100 Days in Your New Leadership Role

Speaker: Karen Friedman, chief improvement officer, Karen Friedman Enterprises

Have you recently taken on a new role, one that is critical to your reputation and success? The first 100 days in a new position determine whether those who hired you succeeded or bombed. Even if everyone already knows you, you’re now the new kid on the block who’s being observed every step of the way, so you need to make every move count.

This engaging session keeps it lively, using video clips, quick quizzes and short exercises. See, hear and learn what to do, what to say and how to say it so you demonstrate and communicate value from day one. Whether landing a new job, getting promoted or trying to kick it up a notch, the common sense, easy-to-apply tips and examples you’ll learn in this session will help you make a great impression in those first 100 critical days.


  • Identify common pitfalls (and how to avoid them) in getting off to a strong start in a new leadership position
  • Apply strategies for determining when to speak, what to say, how to say it and what to ask
  • Describe how to position yourself as the leader you want others to see

Competency alignment:
This seminar complements the following competencies as described in the HBA Leadership Competency Framework.
5. Determined to achieve 
7. Influences and persuades