CEO’s First 100 Days

Remember back to when you started at the company on the first day? Or moved into a brand new role? What was the first thing you did?

Yes, of course, you set up meetings with all of your key stakeholders to learn more about the teams, what is working, what can be improved, and what needs to change. You listened intently.

And then, in your mind, you “got to work,’ started solving problems, and had all of the answers. The problem is that some employees and even managers didn’t care about your solutions and rarely bought into them or followed through. For leaders to be continuously effective, active listening and creating solutions with those they lead must be continuous.

In my e-book, The Resilient CEO’s First 100 Day Playbook, I explain active listening and co-creation as an ongoing process as a leader.

Active listening shows empathy and respect for those speaking, defers judgment, and develops relationships that create together, rather than being dictated. As a leader, you are expected to listen and co-create.

Those you answer to not only like your Board of Directors, Investors, etc., but also the rank and file.

You need only ask four questions – repeatedly:

1. What is done well?

2. What can be done better?

3. What should start, stop, be done more of, be done less of?

4. What can we create together that is better as a result of us all being here?

Depending on the focus of the conversation, you can change the position of the question.

For example, “What do I do well?”, “What does the organization/division do well?” etc.

Fifty-six percent of CEOs who leave the company are fired, and the reasons are because of failed relationships.

The difference between them and the 44% who are not fired is because they have a process to know how they are perceived and make changes based on that to achieve goals.

The video below talks about how important this is and how to prevent being part of the 56% who don’t make it.

This is what I do with my clients, and it helps every time. I hope the video and the playbook help you too.

If you would like a copy of my First 100 Days Playbook eBook, watch the video and click on the link, and I will send you a copy of my e-book.



Winning Strategies and Tactics

This playbook illustrates options and practices to begin your leadership tenure with resilience and agility. This playbook is not just for CEOs – it is for all SVP and C-level executives who have moved up to the top rank positions where visibility is tantamount to success. 

Be Prepared to Meet Expectations

Plan effectively to meet expectations from Board Of Directors and investors around driving revenue for the business, focusing on growth, and achieving your strategic outcomes.

You Will Be Judged

You will be judged by your first 100 days in so many ways. This guidebook gives you the instructions for planning your vision, co-creating with employees, implementing and executing on your critical moves.