This article talks in depth about one element of onboarding, socialisation. Socialisation is obviously essential for getting that cultural fit right, which might involve temporarily dialling up or down some elements of one's natural leadership style. This is crucial as a leader looks to get into a position where they can positively influence as quickly as possible. What got you from A to B, might not get you from B to C!

At Collingwood, we say that to get leadership-level onboarding right you need an induction process that allows the new leader to fully understand and appreciate the enterprise's structure, its strategy and its culture. Good, self-motored socialisation will greatly contribute to appreciating all three, especially culture.