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Little Known Leadership Tip

Maybe this leadership tip is in a book somewhere, but I have not run into it yet. There is a mistake that I have seen most leaders make multiple times and not realize the damage they are doing to their credibility. It has to do with the delicate time when a leader is assigned a new position and moves into a new area interfacing with different people. The first few days are critical and set the stage for how smoothly or not the transition goes. All signals sent during the first days and weeks are important as both the leader and the new constituents learn how to work together.  Here is the common mistake many leaders make.

Harping on what I did in my previous job

For illustration, let’s say our leader has just been promoted from the Printing Department into the Assembly Department. The new job is in a new…

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