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Six actions a new CEO should put at the top of the agenda

IbyIMD+ Published 1 April 2022 in Brain Circuits • 3 min read

When CEOs and other leaders approach assessing and restructuring the team they inherit, they need to act quickly and thoughtfully to get the right team in place when they take the helm. The most effective way to do this is by adhering to six imperatives:

Set a deadline for making team decisions.

This means all year-one team-related decisions. Note that this deadline is for making your team-related decisions, not for completing their implementation.

Match your approach to the demands of the situation you are facing.

Start with a clear view of the type of business situation you are entering. In “The First 90 Days”, I developed the STARS model for assessing the impact of different types of business situations, which offers a framework for how executives entering new roles should manage their transitions. STARS stands for startup, turnaround,…

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