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- A few years ago I took over a department…at a company whose ranks had been decimated…before I got there.…A staff of 10 had been reduced…through firings and resignations to three people.…I accepted the company's offer on a Wednesday…and was slated to begin my new job the following Monday.…That Friday before I started,…one of the three remaining staff members also quit.…It wasn't, by the way, because I was coming in…as her new supervisor.…She'd been planning to do this.…The timing of her resignation…just happened to coincide with my hiring.…
So Monday came, and I had a staff of two.…One of whom, Chrissy, was deeply unhappy in her job…and would resign two weeks after I started.…So for a couple of weeks it was just…Chrissy and me and Stephen.…Stephen had been with the company…for about two years in various capacities,…and, as they say, "Knew where the bodies were buried."…He ended up serving as essentially my lieutenant.…He was a real gift to a director…who was trying to rebuild the team…and new to the company culture.…
Success starts with a good foundation, a great plan, and an attitude of humility—no matter your level of expertise. From there, you learn techniques to integrate with your team, communicate and collaborate effectively, and find mentors at your company. Dr. Austin also helps you cultivate an energetic and focused attitude that will position you for future success.
- Starting with humility
- Communicating effectively
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Bonding with teammates
- Finding mentors
- Learning to give and take