As an executive onboarding into a new role you must choose between assimilating in, converging and evolving or shocking the organization. Shocking creates a hot landing requiring careful preparation and immediate action.
Mission is not a choice. It’s dictated by others’ needs. Sometimes those others give you a mission. Sometimes you have to figure it out yourself. Either way, it’s a journey of discovery, not creation. As described in our new book, First-Time Leader (request an executive summary), the questions to ask are: Who needs us? What [...]