The First 90 Days: Succeeding in a New Position

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Starting a new job could be a stressful time of one's life. It seems that all the pressure's on to make the perfect impression but not annoy any future colleagues. How to manage this transition? Ron Elsdon specializes in career development and walks us through navigating the first 90 days of a new job. See the complete webinar at http://bit.ly/aT9F3I

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The First 90 Days: Succeeding in a New Position

  1. 1. The First 90 Days: Succeeding in a New Position American Institute of Chemical Engineers 2010 Ron Elsdon, Ph.D. Elsdon Organizational Renewal and New Beginnings Career and College Guidance (925) 838 2362, renewal@elsdon.com www.elsdon.com
  2. 2. Elsdon, Inc. Revitalizing Workforce Relationships <ul><li>Elsdon Organizational Renewal </li></ul><ul><li>Career Services (e.g. on site career counseling) </li></ul><ul><li>Workforce Diagnostics (e.g. exit interviews) </li></ul><ul><li>Workforce Strategy & Metrics (e.g. modeling) </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership Development and Coaching </li></ul><ul><li>Interpersonal Skill Building </li></ul><ul><li>New Beginnings Career and College Guidance </li></ul><ul><li>For Individual Clients </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Counseling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College Advising </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Outline <ul><li>Context </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies for Success </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Action Plan </li></ul>
  4. 4. Executing Strategy Building Strategy Re-assessing Strategy Self and Significant Others Process … Opportunity Identification and Exploration Direction and Decision Communicating Your Own Portfolio Integrating/ Excelling in New Situation Maintaining Career Fitness Self-Understanding Negotiating Favorable Entry
  5. 5. Examples of Situations that May Arise <ul><li>What do I do if the organization’s technical structure has changed dramatically? </li></ul><ul><li>How much should I speak up? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I handle an early mediocre performance review? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I develop an organizational network when I am in a remote location? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I handle a bad boss? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. Unsupportive or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not delivering results or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alienating others </li></ul></ul>Modified from Harvard Business School, The First Six Months: Launching a Professional Services Firm Career, 9-800-288
  6. 6. Strategies for Success The First 90 Days, Michael Watkins Promote Yourself Accelerate Your Learning Build Your Team Match Strategy To Situation Negotiate Success Achieve Alignment Secure Early Wins Create Coalitions Keep Your Balance
  7. 7. Examples of Entry Strategy Choices <ul><li>Breadth vs. depth </li></ul><ul><li>Extent and nature of self-promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Network focus </li></ul><ul><li>Use of discretionary time </li></ul><ul><li>Nature of first assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Choice of mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Other? </li></ul>Modified from Harvard Business School, The First Six Months: Launching a Professional Services Firm Career, 9-800-288
  8. 8. Examples of Personal Action Plan Components <ul><li>90 Days </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solid grasp of technical foundation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know what it will take to meet performance goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand network capabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>People, technical, operational </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prioritize short and long term focus areas </li></ul></ul>Modified from Harvard Business School, Seven Rules for New Leaders 9-800-288

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