The first 90 days of any new leadership role can be daunting. You want to make a good impression and set yourself up for success, but you may not know where to start. I remember when I took on my first leadership role, I felt like I had a lot riding on those first few months. Thankfully, there are some things you can do to increase your chances of success in the early days of your new role. Here are some tips that will help you.

A New Employee’s Guide to Success

The first 90 days is the period of time in which a new employee is typically evaluated by their employer to determine whether or not they will be able to successfully perform the duties of their position.

This period of time is also often used by new employees to assess whether or not they will be happy in their new role and to determine if the company is a good fit for them.

What To Do During The First 90 Days In Your New Role

Working anywhere comes with the realization of how important your actions are in those first few months. They largely determine whether you will succeed or fail in your new venture.

Here are some tips to help you make a smooth transition:

Prepare Yourself

Success in the past can often lead to future failures.

If you’re basing your future success on past achievements, you’re doomed to fail. Any new position or job will require you to learn new skills, so it’s essential to do a SWOT (strengths, weakness, opportunities, and threat) analysis. This will help you understand what you’re good at, what you’re not, and what you can do to improve.

If you want to succeed in a new job or a promotion, it is important to do a personal SWOT (strengths, weakness, opportunities, and threat) analysis. This will help you understand which skills are needed in a new position and what you can do to best meet the demand.

Learn the Basics

Make a 90-day plan for yourself and your team and get it approved. After which, you should assign the resources to your team who can provide the best return on investment in your training program.

By reviewing what information you have available across different platforms, you can gain a better sense of what your business has to offer. Start by reviewing the information available on your organization’s website.

Know when to use which strategy

If you move into a new leadership role, you may face one of the following 5 business scenarios.

If you join a company or move into a management position, you will most likely find yourself in one of the following scenarios: a start-up, a turn-around, an accelerated-growth situation, a re-alignment, or a sustain-success scenario.

There is no one right way to handle every sales scenario. This is why it’s essential to understand which of the STARS elements are most appropriate for a given circumstance.

Negotiate Success

Don’t assume that you can continue the same relationship you had with your former employer. Have an honest conversation with your ex-boss to lay out your expectations and goals for the relationship.

Make sure you understand all the potential opportunities, as well as any potential issues that may come with taking on a new position.

These suggestions are, but are not limited to, a) don’t leave people hanging, b) don’t surprise your managers with bad news, c) don’t complain about your workload all the time.

Secure Early Wins

Securing an early win will help you build the momentum you need in the early stages of your career. It will also help build your credibility and reputation with your clients.

Your goals should gradually increase as you achieve more success.

A few things you can do to secure small, early victories are to always keep your goals in sight, focus on the most promising areas, and focus on what’s good for business. By doing these, you’ll be able to increase your chances of business success.

Achieve alignment

Having a strong strategy and culture, as well as the right structure and systems, are all essential in order to achieve your organizational goals.

Create Alliances To Bring Change

To bring about a change, it’s important to identify who supports it and who opposes it.

A few simple ways to gain support from others in the organization are to consistently uphold your values and promises, follow through on your decisions, and show appreciation for what others have done for you. People are especially vulnerable to appeals to their sense of fairness and justice.

Build Your Team

The makeup of your team is critical, but changing it too often can cause problems. A new manager needs time to get to know the current team members, and too many changes can lead to an unstable environment.

When looking to build a team, it is important to consider the following values: competence, decision making, focus on priorities, inter-organizational relationships, and trustworthiness. All of these values will help you to create a team that is cohesive and effective.

Manage Yourself

Self-care is the secret to managing yourself.

From planning out your day to prioritizing your tasks, to stepping back from high stakes, to focusing on your process, to taking your time, everything counts.

Your support team should include not only professionals but family members too.

Accelerate Everyone

As a company, it’s important to make sure that everyone is transitioning and growing effectively. This will help your company grow more successfully.


The first 90 days in any new leadership role are crucial. You want to make a good impression and set yourself up for success. By following the tips above, you can increase your chances of having a successful start to your new role.

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