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.
Talk with as many of the Board of Directors (or Hiring Authority) of the agency before you start.
- Ask them to arrange for a special reception and meeting to create a pleasant environment to meet with the staff.
- Ask them to have someone available to assist with your access to computers, phones, other technology, etc. Sometimes these issues are overlooked and can create frustration during the transition process.
- Ask them to arrange a separate reception and meeting with the stakeholders or member organizations so everyone feels a part of the new transition.
- Make sure your calendar is available during initial receptions and meetings to set up follow up meetings within the first 1-3 months.
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