4. Make a Memorable Gesture

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4. Make a Memorable Gesture

Want to make an impact in your first weeks? Strip everything down and simplify. That's right: Take them back to basics. Determine what's holding them back, such as a bad apple or redundant paperwork. Take a dramatic action to send the message that times have changed. Or build goodwill by skewering a sacred cow or making a symbolic giveback. Whether you're looking to drive service, productivity, or profitability, focus your team on that area and remove any obstacles or excuses for delivering it.