ImageThe Assignment

Charles and Blake agreed on a time and place for their first meeting, two hours before Blake’s next leadership team meeting. He wanted to give Charles a little more context before he met the team.

During their meeting, Blake did a great job establishing the facts as he understood them, acknowledging he was still fairly new. Blake and Charles both understood they were operating on numerous assumptions at this point. Part of Charles’s role would be to validate or dismiss these and try to determine what was really happening in the organization.

“This was very helpful,” Charles said. “You answered most of my questions.”

“Yeah, but I ...

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