• Chris Anibarro

Podcast 39: The STARS Leadership Assessment Model

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Transitions into significant new roles are the most challenging times in the professional lives of managers. Success or failure during the transition period is a strong predictor of overall success or failure in the job.


On this episode we explain the STARS Leadership Assessment Model. First introduced by Michael Watkins in his book The First 90 Days, the STARS model is a simple way to assess the business situation you are entering as a new leader.

STARS is an acronym that stands for Start-up, Turn-around, Accelerated Growth, Re-alignment, and Sustaining Success. We explain each one and help you understand this model so you can be thoughtful about your next transition, your next hire, or even to assess what environment you're leading in today.