Welcome to Season 1, Episode 8 of the Selma on Leadership podcast. I recently read a statistic by Forbes that 90% of new CEOs have never had that position before, which is an incredible number of new leadership positions. And whether you’re the new CEO or are entering a new leadership role for the first time, how you approach the first 60 to 90 days will make a significant difference in the success that you have as a leader. Hear from myself and host Kristen McCall on why this period is so important as a new leader, dangers to watch out for, and strategies to lead in the role that God has called you to.
In this episode you will learn:
- Why the first 60 to 90 days are so critical to your success as a leader in your new role
- Planning for your first day on the job
- How to cope with the stress of the new responsibility
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“You don’t know everything, and when you come in without listening, without engaging your team, without asking questions and seeking to learn, that’s an arrogant position as a leader.”
“Organizations need different leaders in different seasons, but God has put you in that place of leadership for the season that you’re in. So enjoy it, listen and learn, and then lead out what God’s called you to do with courage and conviction, but with deeper understanding of the organization that you’re called to lead.”
“Spend 90 days, listen and learn, and then roll out your own strategy for the team. You wouldn’t have been put in this role if there wasn’t going to be a new strategy… Your team expects you to make changes. They expect you to. They’re not afraid of changes. What concerns them is that you won’t know enough to make the changes, that you won’t have spent the time to learn what you need to learn, as a leader, to make the changes that you’ve been called to make within the organization.”
“You need to make sure you don’t make a decision until you’ve talked to everyone, or at least a broader section of people, that you’ve gotten many data points before you conclude what’s best for the organization, because it’s easy for us to become biased in the information we receive.”
You can download a complete transcription of the episode here.
- The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter, Updated and Expanded by Michael Watkins
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