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Be the Woman You Want to Be by Elisabeth Wilson, Infinite Ideas

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98. Changing horses mid-career

If you make a move to a new company your fellow managers there have an advantage over you. They know the ropes and how to shine in the existing environment. It is therefore a very good idea to do something early on to question that environment and change it in a high-profile way.

When you are changing employer think long and hard about why they hired you.

If you are joining at a fairly high level it is likely that the people who hired you saw you as an agent of change, for a part of their business or culture which is underperforming – new blood, new brooms and all that. If this is the case, you can afford to take a few risks in the early days.

Make a splash, why don’t you?

Here’s a brilliant example of making ...

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