Right from the Start
Taking Charge in a New Leadership Role.
Have you recently been handed a new leadership challenge? Are you about to start a new job, or are you expecting a big promotion? With today’s surge in start-ups, spin-offs, change initiatives, and reorganizations, chances are that you’ll be in a position to accept a leadership role sometime soon. Before you do, let Right from the Start show you how to balance the tensions and challenges inherent in any leadership transition. It will prepare you for the often treacherous task of navigating an organization’s strategy, politics, and culture so that you can smoothly and effectively get to work on your new agenda.
Whether you are succeeding a much-admired boss or charged with implementing sweeping, potentially unsettling change initiatives, a new role is fraught with obstacles that can undermine your efforts to establish authority and build support. In Right from the Start, authors Ciampa and Watkins lay out an action-oriented framework to follow during the first six months in a new job. The tactical advice is supplemented with absorbing profiles of CEOs, COOs, and EVPs who candidly discuss their experiences-the successes and the failures-with transitioning to a new leadership role.
Make no mistake, say the authors: the planning you do before you take the leadership reins is critical to achieving your goals. Right from the Start, with its timeless lessons of leadership, succession, and transition, is for everyone who wants to ensure that their first steps in a new job will be the ones that lead to enduring success.