How to survive your first 100 days in a new business

Your first 100 days in a new or changed role can make or break you, says First100's leadership expert Garrett O'Keeffe. Here's how to make sure you win the respect of your staff and colleagues - and avoid any damaging slip-ups.

by Garrett O'Keeffe

The first 100 days in a new role set the tone for your longer term leadership. Get off to a strong, accelerated start and the likelihood is that you will continue that way. But it's not easy. The first 100 days are often characterised by an intense learning curve and can be very emotionally charged. Your ‘mood’ will swing between supreme confidence and severe self-doubt. Be aware of the following, and you won't be caught off-balance:

-    Time pressures

-    An intense learning curve

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