As an executive onboarding into a new role, do not trust your first impressions and instincts. This is what Nobel Laureate, Daniel Kahneman describes as intuitive thinking and is a recipe for disaster – especially as a new CEO. Instead, stop and apply more deliberate thinking to create the personal onboarding plan your completely different job and situation requires in addition to your enterprise plans.
Neal Kissel and Patrick Foley from Marakon Management Consulting at CRAI shared some ideas with me that you may find helpful. They suggest new CEOs focus on strategy development and execution, resource allocation, performance management and people choices.