Biz Briefs: First Days

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Few things matter as much to a leader's success as the impression that he or she makes in the first 100 days on the job. So say Thomas Neff and James Citrin, top brass at executive search firm Spencer Stuart, in You're in Charge--Now What?, which presents a detailed "8-point plan" to help aspiring CEOs navigate that crucial phase. Neff and Citrin interviewed dozens of executives while conducting their research, and they illustrate each point of their plan--from shaping a management team to crafting a strategic agenda to engineering corporate culture--with real-life examples of success and failure. To explain the importance...

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