Why 100-Day Plans Don’t Work

As a new executive, having a 100-day plan can feel like having a platform to stand on as you gain footing in a new role. It’s proof that you know what you’re doing. It’s a showcase of your leadership expertise. It’s clear direction forward.

But it’s almost entirely worthless.

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Emily Bermes
How to Assimilate a New CEO

The CEO seat is coveted by many and occupied by very few. Like many things, the idea of being a CEO may be better in theory than it is in reality.

Here are the things that make being the CEO especially challenging, along with advice to help it become deeply rewarding. 

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Emily Bermes
What is 360 Feedback?

Leaders can’t improve if they don’t understand what that means – if they don’t know where they’re weak, where they’re strong, and where they’re just blind.


Consequently, the first step toward improving role performance is often assessing it – which makes 360-degree feedback one of the most helpful tools in the executive-improvement playbook.

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Emily Bermes
5 Tips to Give an Executive Feedback

That’s because executives tend to be intelligent, assertive people - and, personalities aside, they’re people who are in positions of power. They often have control over the careers of the people whose feedback would be valuable, which makes it harder for those people to be honest. Nobody wants to speak poorly about the person who can give them a raise or send them packing.

But, giving executive feedback is necessary.

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Emily Bermes