If you can make (and keep) one New Year’s resolution, resolve to get a head start. The advantages of getting a head start are almost unfair. 40% of new leaders fail in their first 18 months. That drops to below 5% for the people that follow the advice in The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan to get a head start, manage your message and build your team.
- Get a head start leading
- Get a head start selling
- Get a head start relationship building
- Get a head start on onboarding
The value in this less about what you do before the start than in how it helps you accelerate through the start. Think in terms of pausing to accelerate with a huge bias to learning and relationships. As one of our partners used to say, “No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care”. Get a head start on caring. They’ll notice.