All right, this week, I'm going to be talking about my strategies I use in my first 90 days as a leader in a new role, whether it be promoting within the same company or be changing companies, you're gonna learn a lot today that you can use for that. Also, if you're not in a leadership role, the things I'm going to be teaching you, you can use it in your business, you can use it in your life so make sure you stick around and watch.
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All right, so your first 30 days. If you're new in the role, first 30 days is all about communication. First of all, you got to get out and talk to all your people but most importantly, in that first 30 days, you need to sit down with your direct reports, whether it be supervisors, engineers, whatever it is that you do. You need to talk to your direct reports and you're gonna use something here. This is one for you people that aren't leaders that you're gonna love. It's called either the FORD Technique or the FORM Technique, so F is for family, O is for occupation, R is for recreation, and D is is for dreams or M is for money, depending on which way you learned it. So anyway, so you want to ask them questions along those lines and get to know them. Take lots of notes, if they give you birthdays, that type of thing, wives names, all that kind of stuff. For me, I like to put it in my cell phone. It's in my calendar.
I never miss anybody's birthday, even people that worked for me in the past because those relationships you build are important. They're gonna be a part of your life, part of your work family. So you want to keep in touch with them and keep track of those things. Now the next thing I like to do is kind of a mini version of a SWOT. I'll get to what a SWOT is later, but we're gonna concentrate right now on the S and the W, strengths and weaknesses. So you want to find out what they consider their strengths are and what they consider their weaknesses are. Here's the thing. You don't want to try and fix their weaknesses. What you're looking for is what they enjoy and what they feel they're strong at. Down the road, you're gonna be trying to find ways to use those strengths to your advantage, to put them in roles that they enjoy, that they excel at and will help your organization the most. All right, so once you get those things done, you're starting to get a feel for what's going on. You've been talking to everybody.
Now, remember one thing is that perception is reality, so for all these people you're talking to, whatever their perception is, that's reality. But it's not necessarily your organization's reality. So keep that in mind. You want to take into consideration what they're telling you. Down the road, you might want to consider addressing it in some way, but it may not be totally a truth. It may just be kind of their truth, so you may shift some things around to kind of get rid of that perception. But it may just not be the true case. It may just kind of be what your organization considers as true. So that's kind of vague, but I don't want to go any into any details and some of the situations I've come across in the past because I don't want to hurt anybody's feelings or anything like that. So anyway, so keep that in mind, so you're 30 days in. What do you do? You need to make a small change. Some people like change. Some people don't. Most people don't, but it's important about 30 days in to make some sort of change. Let everybody know you're there.
People are expecting you to make some changes, so if you don't make changes and they're not happy with the current organization, they're gonna be like, "Hey, what's going on? We're waiting for this new guy to do something, this new lady to do something." So go ahead and make some sort of change, especially if you can address something that you've heard multiple people complaining about in that first 30 days because that can be a quick win. It's gonna make you look good. It's gonna make everybody feel better about you being there and taking over their team, their organization. So now let's get onto the next 60 days, so obviously continue to communicate. I go out on a daily basis and I talk to people because if you don't know what's wrong, you can't fix it. But in that first 60 days, you need to start really digging in to all the things you're hearing. So if you're hearing people complain about this, that, and the other, if you're seeing some issues possibly, this is your time to start gathering facts, start asking the harder questions about those things.
Take lots of notes, once again because you're gonna need them later and start to really dig in and find out what the current situation is, what's fiction, what's fact, what's the reality of this organization, and you're gonna start to kind of figure out where you want to head. Maybe at that 60 day part point, if there's anything else that comes up that you really feel like you need to address and change, go ahead and make another small change or two. You don't want to do anything just drastic yet because you don't necessarily have your team's buy-in yet. So you want to get them on board. All right, so now onward to the 90-day point. Okay, so now it's time to really sit down with your team and go into that SWOT that I talked about before. So you're looking at strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. I give everybody a pad of stickies. If you can get one of those big sticky sheets or wipe board or whatever you have to do, split it up into four quadrants, S, W, O, T.
Tell everybody to write down everything they can think of on the stickies and put it where it goes, whether it be a strength, a weakness, an opportunity, or threat. Then you want to try and figure out how you can turn those weaknesses into strengths, how you can turn those threats into opportunities and start to identify where your organization is going. You can also take those if you watch my Pareto Principle a couple weeks ago. Go back and look at that video. I talk about how to do impact versus ease. You can take some of those things and throw them on the Impact, Ease and start to figure out kind of maybe your top 10 things you wanna to knock out this year kind of deal. The remainder of the year or whatever point you're at.
All right, also another great thing to talk about with your team is what your mission's gonna be for your organization. If you need help with that, if you go to my website, romanryder.com, there's a free course there for finding your Why. I actually teach you how to kind of use that to find your organization's why and to make a vision or a mission statement.
All right, so now, you should have a pretty good idea of who's in your organization, what their strengths and weaknesses are, get an idea of what people's concerns are in your organization, where the opportunities are. You identified those strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Maybe you've made some top 10 goals for the year and hopefully you've got a mission or vision statement. You've got your team's buy in. That's what's most important, right? Because you have to get people behind you because you can't do it by yourself. This is a team effort. It take everybody to win, so now you're ready to get rolling and you're through your first 90 days.
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