January 18, 2005

News & Opinion: Fortune runs excerpt of Your'e In Charge - Now What?

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 1:25 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

In the January 24th issue, Fortune is running an excerpt from You're In Charge - Now What?: The 8 Point Plan by Thomas Neff and James Citrin.

The 8 Rules for the first 100 days include:
  1. Listen
  2. Resist the savior syndrome
  3. Keep it simple
  4. Hit pause
  5. Look for quick wins
  6. Spell it out
  7. Don't dis your predecessor
  8. Give feedback

It looks like a good book for someone taking on a new role. I think it is stuff everyone know, but it is goood to think about them in the context of being a new position.

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.