Starting a new position as an executive at an Agency with a long-time established staff can have it’s challenges. Here are some tips to help you transition into your new leadership position successfully.
Make a good first impression: be prepared and do your homework before you walk in the door.
- Know names–at least of the top staff.
- Find out if there was an internal candidate that you may meet.
- If there was an internal candidate find out if that person is willing to support you or if he or she is planning to move on to another position. If the staff member is willing to support you, make it clear that you’d like to help provide the support the person will need to develop into a leader so they can move up in the future.
- Remember almost everyone is afraid of change and that is what you represent – let staff members know how much you value their contributions and how much you are looking forward to working with each of them. Demonstrate your sincerity by getting to know as many of the staff as possible.
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