When you step into a leadership position at a new company, there’s pressure to get off to a quick start. Yet the best way to succeed, paradoxically, is to slow things down.

No matter how sophisticated and mature you may be, rushing too quickly toward early wins can deprive you of the insight needed to understand the culture and build relationships.

Deliberately slowing down allows you to clarify what the people around you want most, the effects of your behavior, sources of resistance, and the ramifications of your decisions.

The result: You will have more control over the pace of your transition to new leadership responsibilities and the company’s transition to its new era.


Inspired by: Harvard Business Review - Why New Leaders Should Be Wary of Quick Wins, by Dan Ciampa