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Coverage of Pam Fox Rollin, IdeaShape programs and events, and 42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role. Meatiest ones in bold, as suggestions for where to start.

  • Coaching for Leaders PodcastYour New Leadership Role, Pam interviewed by Dave Stachowiak, July 2013.
    Today, on the Coaching For Leaders Podcast, I welcome Pam Fox Rollin to teach us five rules we should all follow in a new leadership role.”
  • Every Leader Should Know, Pam interviewed by Bud Bilanich, June 2013
  • Rules Every Leaders Should Know and Follow42 Rules Every Leader Should Know, Book review by Bud Bilanich, May 2013
    “I just read 42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role.  Then I reread it.  This book is dynamite! Author Pam Fox Rollin gets it about leadership, and how to transition into your new leadership role.  The book is easy to read — and use. “
  • Mapping PowerMapping Power, for Virtual Teams, Pam interviewed by Wayne Turmel, January 9, 2013.
    My buddy Pam Fox Rollin is the president of IdeaShape and the author of 42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role, which is designed for readers at all levels look sharp, get results, and sleep well at night while still getting the work done. In the book, she talks about going beyond traditional “stakeholder analysis” and mapping who has the real power in your organization, not just the job titles.”
  • Dresser After Dark Radio Interview with Pam Rollin, October 24, 2012.
  • Screen shot 2013-10-15 at 12.05.53 PMPromoted to Senior Management?  Read These 42 Rules, by Jennifer V. Miller of The People Equation.
    “Are you about to embark on a new senior leadership role? Maybe you’ve been promoted from within, or are joining a new company as a new director or vice president. Or, perhaps you are coach or leader to someone in this role.  I have an excellent resource to recommend – Pam Fox Rollin’s 42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role: The Manual They Didn’t Hand You When You Made VP, Director, or Manager.”
  • Invision TechnologyBook Review: 42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role, Post by Envision Technology Marketing Group, July 17, 2012
    The Manual They Didn’t Hand You When You Made VP, Director, or ManagerIf you remember starting an entry-level job, then you probably recall that front-line managers and experienced colleagues were willing to share plenty of advice about what would and would not work in that particular work environment.”
  • Webinar for IdeaShapeOnboarding Executives: Grasping the Opportunity to Move Senior Teams Forward, Webinar hosted by and CPP, July 21, 2011
    “New executives are hired to move the organization forward…but they often find that impossible to do unless the senior team moves forward as well. Executive coach Pam Fox Rollin will describe the challenges and opportunities inherent in onboarding executives and guide you through leadership team strategies that support onboarding.”
  • Leading Blog42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role, by Michael McKinney on Leadership Now, June 19, 2011
    Whether you have just been given a new leadership role, are currently in a leadership role, or have consciously decided to begin to lead from where you are, Pam Fox Rollin has created a concise guide for doing it successfully. 42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role gives you a starting point to work from to help prevent costly errors from occurring and will also aid in improving one’s overall leadership experience.”
  • Screen shot 2013-10-15 at 12.35.03 PM42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role, by Ed Batista, June 9, 2011
    “So you’ve just landed your first leadership role–congrats.  Or perhaps it’s not your very first opportunity to lead, but you’ve moved into a more high-profile and demanding role within (or atop) your organization–great.  What the hell do you do now? A resource you’ll find helpful is 42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role (the latest entry in the 42 Rules series), by my friend and colleague Pam Fox Rollin. “
  • Screen shot 2013-10-15 at 12.36.05 PMWork from Within interview, Pam Fox Rollin interviewed by Dr. Susan Bernstein, June 1, 2011
    “If you’ve ever been thrust into a leadership role and wished you had a guidebook to help you learn what it means to be a leader and how to do it effectively, my friend Pam Fox Rollin of IdeaShape (who I met back when we worked at Accenture) has written just the book you want! It’s 42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role: The Manual They Didn’t Hand You When You Made VP, Director, or Manager. “
  • Screen shot 2013-10-15 at 12.41.58 PM9 Questions that Create Connections, by Dan Rockwell (LeadershipFreak), May 25, 2011
    “She was reading at two, a University of California sophomore at 17, and speaks eight languages. Pam Fox Rollin didn’t sound arrogant but I wondered if in her younger days she was – so I asked.  She said, “Not arrogant, pompous.” Pompous sounds like arrogant only worse; Pam agreed. Four short words helped me understand one expression of her past youthful pomp, “I used long words.”
  • 43 rules42 Rules for Better Leadership, by Tim Kastelle, May 25, 2011
    “The first major management job that I had started with two crises on the day it was offered to me. I went straight into firefighting mode before I had even officially started the position. The last big management job that I started was almost the exact opposite – I walked into the office on the first day, sat down, looked at the empty desk and thought to myself “what am I supposed to do now?”
  • Screen shot 2013-10-15 at 12.46.19 PMKeep it Fresh, by Andy Uskavitch, May 16, 2011
    “Jim Rohn said, “For things to change, you have to change. For things to get better, you have to get better”. To do this, you need to READ. Two of the best books I’ve read lately should be added to your library – From Bud to Boss and 42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role. Leadership is not rocket science but you do have to work at it.”
  • You did it, You Fix it.You Did It? You Fix It., by Andy Uskavitch, May 6, 2011
    “In Pam Fox Rollins new book, 42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role, she says to “ban the blame” and ask “what are we learning from this?” Screw ups are learning experiences, folks. If it was your screw up, “say you were wrong, make repairs, and explain how you’re going to ensure it doesn’t happen again”.
  • 42 rules no one ever told you42 Rules No one Told You, Pam Fox Rollin interviewed by Nilofer Marchant, May 6, 2011
    “I’ve been wanting to find a way to share with you books worth reading. Finally, I’ve settled on doing an interview. I’ve asked Pam Fox Rollin, a coach and leadership expert, & the new author of 42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role: The Manual They Didn’t Hand You When You Made VP, Director, or Manage…to start us off.
  • 42 rules for a new leadership role42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role, by J. Mike Smith, May 4, 2011
    “42 was my jersey number when I played college basketball, and the great Jackie Robinson wore #42 – now permanently retired as a tribute by Major League Baseball – in winning the hearts and admiration of Americans while breaking the racial segregation barrier integrating baseball in 1947.
  • leadership rolesYour New Leadership Role: A Constructivist Approach, by Marylene Delphis-Delbourg, May 1, 2011
    “When I hear people speak of themselves as “leaders,” frankly, I cringe, and I tend only to notice the signs of their inflated egos. Most authentic leaders are usually somewhat understated, well aware that leadership is not a status that enables someone to apply “proven” recipes, but instead a continuous self-rebuilding process in an effort to handle new situations. That’s the purpose of Pam Fox Rollin’s book: 42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role: The Manual They Didn’t Hand You When You Made VP, Director, or Manager.”
  • Freshen upFreshen Up!, by Andy Uskavitch, April 20, 2011
    “As I was reading through my advance copy, Rule 2: Begin Ready, really caught my eye. Pam says, “Shake off your old job (or job hunt), and start the new one rested.” Think about that. How many people actually do that? How many of us go from one job or position to the next by ending one day and starting the next? I believe that’s one of the main reasons that people fail or don’t live up to their expectations. Think Transition!
  • Pam on KDub Radio Show, Pam Fox Rollin interviewed by Karl Wadensten, April 19, 2011
  • Screen shot 2013-10-15 at 7.31.37 PMA new book to put on your list: 42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role, by Patrick Schutte, April 17, 2011
    “It’s called 42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role, The Manual They Didn’t Hand You When You Made VP, Director, or Manager and I think that the subtitle of the book is misleading because the advice in the book applies to a much wider audience than to managers and executives in new roles…rather the “Rules” are applicable to everyone in a leadership role with tips and insights in all aspects of guiding a team to success.”
  • Screen shot 2013-10-15 at 7.32.19 PMPam Fox Rollin Joins “Weekly Leader” Blogging Team, March 22, 2009
    “I’ve been following, enjoying and learning from Pam’s must read leadership insights on Twitter since she started posting last summer. In fact, now that she’s contributing directly here I’m concerned that one of my resources for post material has just dried up. But that’s a sacrifice that I’m willing to make so that all Weekly Leader readers can benefit from her thought leadership on the topic.
  • Master CoachesMaster CoachesStanford Business Magazine, November 2005
    “Like all good coaches, alumnae Sharon Lebovitz Richmond
    and Pam Fox Rollin know that it takes more than pure
    talent to reach a goal: It also takes hours and hours of hard
  • Executive Summary of “What Makes A Successful Leader” (PDF download)
    • Screen shot 2013-10-15 at 7.50.11 PMSan Francisco Business Times Coverage
      “Experienced business leaders rank so-called “emotional intelligence” capabilities as critical to the success of today’s leaders, according to research conducted by management consultants Julie M. Brown and Associates; Sharon Richmond, of Richmond & Associates Consulting; and Pam Fox Rollin, founder of IdeaShape Coaching & Consulting, of Palo Alto.
  • Are You My Type of CFO, Interview with, April 23, 2004
    “I want to be a CFO, just like you.” Several years ago, when Kevin Evans was the finance chief of software maker Placeware, his controller approached him with that aspiration.”You may not be just like me,” Evans recalls telling her. “Are you really willing to get out and promote the company?” Adds Evans — now CFO of the non-profit Electric Power Research Institute, after Placeware was sold to Microsoft in 2003 — “I think it’s particularly important that The Street get comfortable with a company’s CFO.”