7. Recognize Your Limitations

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7. Recognize Your Limitations

You haven't done the job long enough to own a real track record. Seasoned managers will condescend to you; employees will try to roll you. Your newcomer status puts you at an innate disadvantage. So don't place yourself in a losing position until you've built up your capital. Pick those fights and drive those issues you can win. And realize you can't be everything to everyone. It takes time to make things happen, and there will be mistakes along the way. Be patient and take heart with any victories you achieve.