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Just Run It!: Running an Exceptional Business Is Easier Than You Think by Dick Cross

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Chapter 13

Special Considerations for New Appointees

There are two kinds of new appointees to the highest posts in organizations: real first timers—people who’ve never had a chance to run a business before—and situational first timers—people who’ve been in charge of businesses before but are walking into a new assignment. The advice here for both are surprisingly similar.

The two most important things to keep in mind apply equally in both cases. The first is that everyone who matters expects, and desperately wants, you to be a success. You wouldn’t have gotten the job in the first place if this were not the case, and you can be assured that whoever made the hiring decision has already preached your virtues to everyone else. The second thing ...

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