Taking Off in a New Role: Reflections From Top Management

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Marta Cuadrado

University of Navarra, IESE Business School

Guido Stein

University of Navarra - IESE Business School

Date Written: September 1, 2014

Abstract

The purpose of this technical note is to explore some of the initial actions that should be taken when starting out in a top management position through the experience of the president and CEO of a global U.S. financial services company – one of the 30 most prestigious companies in the United States – and three other senior executives from different sectors. It also addresses the competencies and characteristics that define an effective leader and the management of the criteria that will help stave off foreseeable errors.

The initial adaptation period is ideally between three and six months. Generally speaking, the mistakes made are often due primarily to a lack of personal maturity, not enough information or improper handling of the situation. However, their consequences can color the entire tenure, and thus the fate, of the executive.

Keywords: Personnel Management, Human Resources, HR, People, HRM, HR Policies, HR Rules

JEL Classification: M12

Suggested Citation

Cuadrado, Marta and Stein, Guido, Taking Off in a New Role: Reflections From Top Management (September 1, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2575601 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2575601

Marta Cuadrado

University of Navarra, IESE Business School ( email )

Avenida Pearson 21
Barcelona, 08034
Spain

Guido Stein (Contact Author)

University of Navarra - IESE Business School ( email )

Avenida Pearson 21
Barcelona, 08034
Spain

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