Part one

Part one


The nature of beginnings: role beginnings bring a heady mix of excitement, anticipation and nervousness too. There is a feeling of being the ‘special one’, singled out from others to take on an important role. However, there is also a feeling of trepidation – am I really good enough? Will I succeed or fail?

Leaders, however experienced, are emotional beings just like everybody else. In my experience, everybody who is facing their first 100 days oscillates between these feelings of ‘special one/superiority’ and ‘worried one/inferiority’. Regulating your emotions during the beginning stage of your first 100 days is an important key to your success. At the beginning of an important role appointment, ...

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