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  • Writer's pictureTom Vachet

Beware The Minefields

Updated: Apr 16, 2023


As a consultant hired to perform a limited engagement within any existing organization, I learned not to assume, not to usurp, and not to upset the applecart through the suggestion or implementation of new policies or procedures. I first had to observe, and to listen.


I quickly realized these rules of the road were also applicable to new hires, particularly at the management level. You must take the time to slowly learn the culture of an unfamiliar workplace environment, gain trust, and create relationships.


I've studied dozens of books over my career on topics of management and leadership. This is one I often recommend to friends or associates who are taking the plunge.


"The first 90 days of any career transition—be it a promotion, a new job or a lateral transfer—are critical and can determine if you succeed or fail in the new role. In this book, Michael Watkins presents critical success strategies for new leaders at all levels."


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