When starting a new role, you may not be fully aware of the paradoxes inherent in your transition. It's important to recognize and reconcile various conflicting expectations for your leadership and performance. In our work with clients, we have found that it is essential to identify and balance each paradox as it is encountered. Some examples of these predicaments include:
- Bring fresh ideas, but don't disrupt anything.
- Make an almost immediate impact, but not until you completely understand us.
- Be a change agent, but don't change things.
- Turn around this operation, but don't alienate anyone.
To read the entire article: The OnBoarding Paradox: How New Leaders Prevail.
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