The First 100 Days: Making a Lasting Impression in a New Role

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The average person will change jobs at least ten times over the course of a lifetime. The first 100 days in a new position provide unique opportunities for leadership and success, as well as many traps for missteps. This session offers a solid framework and tangible action steps to maximize the critical first months in your new role.

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The First 100 Days: Making a Lasting Impression in a New Role

  1. 1. The first 100 Days: Making a lasting impression in a new role<br />Prepared for Chicago OnBoard | September 13, 2010<br />
  2. 2. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS<br /> Name + Affiliation<br />What brings you here today?<br />What do you do to prepare for a new role?<br />
  3. 3. OVERVIEW AND OBJECTIVES<br />The Challenge<br />The Pitfalls<br />The Roadmap<br />
  4. 4. THE CHALLENGE OF THE FIRST 100 DAYS<br />RISK<br /> Savior Syndrome<br /> Having the Answers<br /> Too Much / Too Soon<br />OPPORTUNITY<br />Clean Slate<br /> Honeymoon Period<br /> Free License to Question<br />
  5. 5. CONSIDER THIS<br />LAYING THE FOUNDATION<br />
  6. 6. BE INTERESTED, NOT INTERESTING<br />Gain Trust via Listening<br />Gain Respect via Values<br />Gain Buy-In via Incorporating<br />
  7. 7. DON’T HAVE ANSWERS, ASK QUESTIONS<br />¹<br />What are the 3 most important things we need to preserve?<br />What are the 3 most important things we need to change?<br />What do you most need me to accomplish?<br />What are you most concerned I’ll do?<br />What advice do you have for me?<br />¹<br />Kouzes and Posner, The Leadership Challenge<br />
  8. 8. DON’T MAKE PROMISES, SHARE EXPECTATIONS<br />AVOID<br /> Savior Syndrome<br /> Having the Answers<br /> Too Much / Too Soon<br />EMBRACE<br /> Distilling Interview Feedback<br /> Communicate Personal Expectations<br />Model Values<br />
  9. 9. CONSIDER THIS<br />Colleagues will be examining you through the lens of, “How will this person affect me?”<br />
  10. 10. BIG IDEAS from THE FIRST 100 DAYS<br />
  11. 11. RECAP<br />INTERESTED, NOT INTERESTING<br />QUESTIONS, NOT ANSWERS<br />EXPECTATIONS, NOT PROMISES<br />
  12. 12. REFLECTION<br />What surprised you?<br /> What will you adopt?<br /> What questions remain?<br />
  13. 13. CLOSING<br />“If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the people to collect the wood, hammer the planks, and raise the mast; instead, inspire them to yearn for the vast endless sea.” ~Adapted from Antoine de Saint-Exupery<br />
  14. 14. The first 100 Days: Making a lasting impression in a new role<br />leahkmarshall@gmail.com<br />Leah Marshall<br />

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