Find a Trusted Mentor
It is vital to have an ongoing dialog with somebody who knows the company well. This can be hard, but be on early lookout for a manager who seems to get things done and knows the ins and outs of the company. Figure out how to get in front of that individual, and ask him or her to be your mentor.
Ask this question: Build a relationship with the mentor and share your learnings and observations of the company. Ask for feedback on your plan and priorities.
For additional learning resources, read the following:
Michael Watkins,The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels (HBS Press, 2003).
Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There (Hyperion, 2007).
Ken Blanchard, Drea Zigarmi, and Patricia Zigarmi, Leadership and The One Minute Manager: Increasing Effectiveness through Situational Leadership (William Morrow and Company, 1985).
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