I'm preparing a client for a CEO role in his organization. A lot of our work is around identifying the differences to his current C-level role.
- What's new that you have to learn?
- What do you need to continue doing?
- What do you need to let go off, even if you're in love with it today?
CEOs and other high level executives are extremely busy. You need to spend your 24 hours wisely.
My advice for your first 100 days: spend time with people, people, and people. People get results, not strategy.
When I was first promoted to C.E.O., the hardest thing to figure out was, how do I spend my time? On any given day, a C.E.O. could do almost anything or nothing, and it would likely have little or no impact on the company, at least in the short term. So I had to develop a set of rules to figure out how to manage my time.