Five Tips to Give Leaders a Jump on the New Year

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No. 4: Be present. "Taking on a new leadership role is extremely demanding," McLeod says. "It's easy for leaders to get caught up in meeting after meeting, or traveling to every office under their purview. They should be sure to schedule time for open-door access and walking around the office."

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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