Has this ever happened to you? You land what you think will be your dream job. But after a few months, you realize you can’t stand it.
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Last Friday, I had the privilege of hosting the Chick-fil-a Leadercast, along with my friend, Tripp Crosby. All the speakers were outstanding. But something Jack Welch said really stood out to me. Henry Cloud, who interviewed Jack, asked, “What’s the secret to success?”
The successful executives that I interviewed for The Next Level recommend that newly promoted leaders do these things in their first month on the new job: Meet and Greet: A top priority for any new leader is to get to know the key players in the organization. … Find Out What Success Looks Like: The most important question that new leaders need to ask is this: What do you think success looks like for my team six, twelve and twenty four months from now?
If you’re an employee, this is frightening, until you realize that there are jobs that can’t be in a manual, and people who aren’t so interchangeable. … Our job is to connect to people, to interact with them in a way that leaves them better than we found them, more able to get where they’d like to go.