Onboarding Leaders to Accelerate Performance at MGM Resorts
Clearly defining the manager’s role in onboarding new leaders is critical to an organization’s success. The overall objective in new leader onboarding is to accelerate a leader’s performance in their role by setting clear expectations, building strong relationships and effectively navigating the organization’s culture. Investing in the right actions during the first 90 to 180 days can increase a new leader’s ability to deliver performance results and succeed in a new organization. Most leaders fail not because of their functional capabilities, but because they do not effectively integrate into the organization’s culture. Similarly, organizations often fail leaders by overlooking the need to create an environment where new leaders can thrive.
Learning Objectives/Session Takeaways:
- Key aspects of an effective new leader onboarding process
- Management’s role in onboarding new leaders
- Support systems and mechanisms for supporting success
About Mary Choi Kelly
Mary Choi Kelly is currently the SVP, talent & organization effectiveness for MGM Resorts International. In this role she is responsible for all aspects of talent acquisition, learning & development, talent management, leadership development and organizational effectiveness for the company. Prior to this role she was the VP, human resources at Bellagio.
In addition, over the past 20 years Kelly has established a proven track record of improving business results in diverse companies, industries, cultures and environments by transforming global, Fortune 500 organizations. Highlights of her corporate background include Marriott International, Honeywell International, Mattel Inc., Bank of America and Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. In addition, she has led the growth of an e-commerce start-up as the head of human resources during the internet start-up boom.
Kelly is actively involved in contributing to the field of organization and leadership development as a speaker, adviser and instructor. One of her personal passions is developing women executives and working mothers to achieve their full potential. She has been a presenter on talent management, learning and leadership development, organization development, organizational culture and strategy topics in both national and local forums.
Kelly holds a doctorate and master’s in organizational psychology from Alliant University and a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of California at Irvine. She speaks Korean and basic French, and enjoys an active lifestyle with her husband and two boys.