Magazine article Management Today

Brain Food: Your Route to the Top Make a Great Start

Magazine article Management Today

Brain Food: Your Route to the Top Make a Great Start

Article excerpt

Take your time. You don't need to have all the answers immediately, so don't let anyone force you into rushed conclusions. Help people out.

Being considerate will make you popular and give you a good sense of what people do and what gets in their way. Your practical knowledge and the allies you have made will make it easier for you to demonstrate leadership later.

Decide what you want to achieve in your first 100 days in the job, and remember that this is just the beginning. You may want to share your goals with colleagues to help manage their expectations.

Control your own diary. The most useful people to spend your time with will not necessarily be those who make the most fuss about getting time with you.

Listen without evaluating. Everyone will have their own spin to support their agendas. It's best not to commit to a strong view or distinct allegiances until you have gathered all the information. …

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