When your people come to work with an employee mindset, rather than a business-partner mindset,

your company loses hundreds of thousands of $ every year. We solve that problem

Start your Ideal Leadership Role With a BANG!

You only get to make a first good impression once! Now that you've landed your ideal leadership role, make sure that your team, your leadership and your colleagues see you shining right from the start.

You'll possibly never be in more of a state of excitement, confusion, learning, anxiety and hope as you are when you first start a new job.


The aim of this program is to give you the edge



Have the confidence and tools to quickly shine the light on why you are the chosen one.


And, what's great is you can even use these tips and ideas when you are onboarding new people in to your team. Helping them to feel they've joined the right team and the right leader!

“You want to start with a bang

and continue with a roar!


These strategies get you off to a great start, helping you quickly inspire and engage the people you will be working with. Even more importantly though, we'll make sure that, over the long-haul, you are living, loving and leading remarkably.

Here's just a little of what’s inside ...

If you don't set clear expectations, you'll get under-performance

Build your reputation fast, as a person who knows where you are going and how you are going to get there.


In your very first meeting with your team there are four core elements, you must cover off to set clear expectations. 

Impress key stakeholders

Your career lives or dies by the quality of relationships you build. 


With over 50 questions you can use to get the information you need fast, and create rapport. 


You'll discover how to avoid the early-win complex as you establish your networks of success.

Let's Transform This

Use a "Let's Transform This" project to galvanize your team and enable you to have shared success.


This rallying call for everyone in your team will help you gain a great win in the early months of your leadership.



Don't let GAAFOFY railroad you

What to do when you find yourself in a GAAFOFY (Go Away And Find Out For Yourself) onboarding situation.  


How to turn it from disaster into triumph

12-month onboarding checklist

Sure HR might have an onboarding program. But you'll be equipped with your own 12-month onboarding - results driven - checklist that will ensure you are seen as a high-performer who is going places and in charge of your success

Culture snapshot tool

A checklist to help you figure out what will make you a hero or a villain in your new company.


You probably should have done this BEFORE you accepted the role, but better late than never

About the Author

Shelley Holmes

I'm Shelley Holmes. For the past 20+ years I've been a leader in, and a high-performance coach for companies around the globe, who combined have revenues over $116 billion. In 2003 I was designated as one of the 50 greatest mentors in the world.

Here at Make a Dent Leadership, we've inspired thousands of leaders to promotions, higher incomes, better relationships, and more fulfilling lives. 

In this ebook, I'm going to share with you the core strategies and mindsets that I share with all the remarkable leaders that I work with.

What I want to emphasize with you is that this is not just theory. These are tips, strategies and ideas that have been proven, over and over, by myself and the thousands of leaders with whom I've worked. 

Certainly, these concepts are based on research but they are also tried and tested. So, you get the best of both worlds, well-researched theory, shown beyond a shadow of a doubt to work. 

We are going to cover a lot of ground, so get ready to transform your world, so you become like a 'rockstar' in your industry.

Starting Your Ideal Leadership Role with a BANG!


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What’s in The Course

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Module 1: Introduction into the 4Bs

You’ll possibly never be in more of a state of confusion, excitement, learning, anxiety and, hope as you are when you first start a new role. This program aims to give you the edge. This program has been designed from the perspective of you starting a new role. However, you could use the tips and ideas to help any new starter in your team to get up to speed fast. Helping them to feel that they have joined the right team and the right leader!

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Module 2: What is Your Personal Brand?

Clarity around your personal brand, helps you build a reputation as a person who knows where you are going and how you are going to get there. Imagine I asked you to do a presentation to your new team letting them know how you make decisions. Could you describe, in 3 bullet points, the principles that you use to focus your thinking and guide your business decision making? Your non-negotiables are the guiding principles you live your life by and feel are the cornerstones of team success. These are behaviors, you’ll hold your team member’s feet to the fire over because you expect it of yourself and them. 

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Module 3: Pre-Paving a Successful First Day

Make sure you stay in touch with your hiring manager before your first day. Here's a couple of things to consider (and you probably should have done this while you were in the interview stage - but if you haven't fix it now!). Before Day One, you want to have begun to draft a vision for the next 12 months. The principle of paring outcomes down holds true regardless of whether you are developing your vision for the next 12 months, mapping out your day, or setting up your KPIs with your team for the year. Speak with your manager about potentially meeting with some of your key stakeholders (your manager, peers, direct reports, internal/external stakeholders) before your first day.

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Module 4: The First Day and Beyond

The first day is always one of nerves. If your hiring manager doesn’t provide the following, make sure you ask. (BTW if they don’t give you these basics you might well wonder if you’ve joined the right organization!). Hopefully, you’ve done the work on your Brand and have clarity around how you will tell people about yourself. So, now you are ready to start building those all-important relationships. Identify the people who are critical to success. Don’t just think internally either. Think of people external to the organization that could influence your success. Shortly after your first day, you’ll need to ‘officially’ introduce yourself to your team. We give you the type of information you may want to share with them. 

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Module 5: Culture Snapshot

New hires can dilute a culture and can also be part of the reinvigoration of a new culture. Within your team, during the first three months you should be doing the following... Hopefully, your manager will be upfront with you about the potential pitfalls and mistakes that culturally could derail you (both within your team and across the broader organization).

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Module 6: Deliver Results

You must understand the expectations at Division, Department, Team and individual levels. Here’s a list of the type documentation you need, so that you know what you need to do, by when and the resources that are at your disposal... The “Let’s Transform This” is the project that will galvanize your team and enable you to have shared success. This project should be the rallying call for everyone in the team - the one thing that brings them all together, to gain a great win, in the early months of your leadership.

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Module 7: Are They Raving Fans?

We all have areas we can improve and enhance our skillset. Hopefully, you’ll receive quick, positive feedback about how your strengths are working well in your new role. If you take action on the ‘what you should do’ suggestions, you’ll have the information you need to shine during that all-important first quarter.

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Module 8 (Additional): Internal Hires

If you are an internal hire – either promotion or cross-ways move, most of what is covered in this book is relevant. However, there are a few additional considerations.

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