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Start Your New Job with Confidence

Ideas for Success in Your First 100 Days

Martha I. Finney

Companies may be laying people off, but they’re also hiring. And sooner or later (preferably sooner), your time will come to start a new job—hopefully within shouting distance of your former salary and management level. If you’re assuming a new job with a leadership component to your duties, you’ve got a new set of challenges to prepare yourself for. In good times, the failure rates of newly employed leaders are abysmal. (Some say as many as 60% to 70% of newly hired managers are fired within six months of taking on their new jobs.) If you’re taking on ...

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