Nothing is as temporary as that which is called “permanent.”


By about the ninth month of your new leadership role, you should be able to begin helping your organization settle into a much higher level of performance compared to when you started. Also, throughout your first year, there are very important parts of your life outside of work that will frequently be stressed because of the time and effort that you are devoting to your new role. You will need to accomplish the following:

image Achieve a new, higher, more productive organizational “steady state” as you approach the end of your first year. ...

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