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Lead Your Team in Your First 100 Days by Niamh O'Keeffe

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3 Arrange a swift leadership handover

As I work with clients on how to lead their team in first 100 days, I notice that often one of the first things a newly appointed leader has to do is deal with their predecessor. It is surprising to me that corporations seem reluctant or unable to appropriately manage and handle the situation of what to do with the predecessor, and it is not that unusual if he or she is sitting in your chair in your office when you turn up! It makes for an awkward situation, and no one seems to empower themselves to take charge of how to handle it. You need to step up and handle it yourself because, frankly, there can’t be two leaders of the team. The existing team may have residual loyalty to the previous leader, and may ...

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