- Leave all humor at the door.
- Make sure your appearance is thoroughly professional.
- Don't badmouth the old boss.
- Don't criticize other managers or employees.
- Avoid any semblance of pandering.
- If you don't know something, admit it.
- Don't understate the impact of past mistakes.
- Make no assumptions regarding the boss's management proclivities.
- Be able to discuss and recommend alternatives to current policies.
- Know your subject area inside-out.
- Don't overwhelm the boss with details, but have them at hand.
- Be respectful of time.
- Expect interruptions.
- Know all areas of risk and all available resources.
- Don't brag.
- Know three things you'd like changed and three things you want to remain the same - just in case you are asked.
- Be prepared to note what is done well and what can be improved.
Monday, February 08, 2010
17 Guidelines: When Briefing the New Boss
Posted by Michael Wade at 4:14 PM