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Lead Your Team in Your First 100 Days by Niamh O'Keeffe

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2 Get your team ready for your arrival

In the same way that you have a set of tasks that help you prepare to lead the team, there is no reason why you cannot arrange for a set of tasks to be given to the team to help them prepare for their new leader. If you and your team are adequately prepared in advance of your arrival, then you are all off to a fast and focused start.

  • Ask the team to prepare a presentation.
  • Write a pre-arrival memo.
  • Meet the team informally.

Ask the team to prepare a presentation

Ask your hiring manager – or your PA, if you have one – to schedule a 45-minute one-to-one meeting with each of your direct reports to be held in the first two weeks of your arrival. Request that each of your direct report team members prepare ...

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