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Congrats on your new CEO job! Maybe one day you’ll get to meet your employees

Congrats on your new CEO job! Maybe one day you’ll get to meet your employees

Your office is closed. You can’t travel. You’re having essential meetings via Zoom. Oh, and the coronavirus is upending the global economy. What it’s like to take a CEO job now.

  • agosto 07, 2020
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The Wall Street Journal

Congrats on your new CEO job! Maybe one day you’ll get to meet your employees

The best-performing CEOs in a crisis tend to be those who act quickly, looking for chances to not only survive, but to transform a business, says Courtney della Cava, a partner in Bain’s leadership practice. Many boards give new leaders the benefit of the doubt in a downturn, creating chances for even greater change, she added.

“The best ones recognize that winners pull away from losers, so this is not an opportunity to squander,” she said. “It’s a defining moment. It’s the kind of challenge and opportunity that occurs once in a generation.”

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