Five Tips to Give Leaders a Jump on the New Year

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No. 5: Catch people doing great things -- and celebrate them. "One of the biggest fears people have about getting a new boss is that he or she will focus on finding all the things wrong with how work gets done, and then change everything," Kohn says. "Look for what is working well and acknowledge successes. The problem areas will most certainly reveal themselves, but leaders shouldn't make those problems their main focus."

Common knowledge in the business world is that the rate of failure among new leaders in the first 18 months ranges from 38 percent to more than 50 percent. This statistic motivates leadership experts Lisa Kohn and Robyn McLeod to share the following five tips for new leaders on how to create success in 2014.


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