Recently, I was on hand for a CEO’s first day on the job. He steps in to lead a $400+ international consulting firm. He asked a small group of his senior people a very important question:

Starting today, what do you think is most important for me to do over the next 90 days?

Imagine you were in the room. What would you say to him?

  • Diagnose the business situation facing the company?
  • Paint a clear vision of the firm’s future to keep clients and staff on board?
  • Figure out a few key projects to get things moving?
  • Build relationships with key talent?
  • Call on the top clients to reassure them of the firm’s commitment?
  • Learn the organization and the culture?

It’s your turn! What would you say?