The New Leader’s Journal: 100-day recap

Tomorrow is 100 days. Thought I’d pause to recap what I’ve accomplished so far. Got a head start. Having a plan in advance made a big difference.  I knew where I was going. Additionally, I’m still getting good feedback on those pre-start conversations.  My...

The New Leader’s Journal: Personnel Adjustment

Did not see that coming.  Susan (my boss’ boss) is moving to a new role in the organization as a special assistant to the CEO.  (I smell an acquisition.) Now my boss (Jack), the commercial director, is reporting directly to the CEO. This feels like a major change with...

The New Leader’s Journal: Roles Sort Impact

I guess I should have expected this, but I was surprised on two counts. 1)    Ellen didn’t want the role in investor relations. She wants to be head of marketing. If she can’t do it here, she says she’s going to find somewhere else to do it.  So we put her in a...

The New Leader’s Journal: Role Sort

Got my role sort figured out. I’ve arranged for Ellen to move to a role in investor relations. With the IPO, that function is becoming increasingly important.  Ellen does have some strong communication skills.  She just never bought into me. Want her in the company –...

The New Leader’s Journal: Personnel Issues

Ellen continues to be a problem.  She’s blocking my communication with her team and exhibiting passive-aggressive behavior.  She’s also never come to me to say she’s enjoying working with me, which isn’tthat significant on its own, but it would at least be a sign that...
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