Inspirational Infusion

#65 — August 1, 2014

I am not a product of my circumstances.
I am a product of my decisions.

— Stephen Covey

Greetings, Inspired Travelers!

August often presents us with transitions beyond the end of summer days and barbeques. Often, this is a time when we are about to move into new positions, new companies or when we are entering into new leadership roles. Perhaps that time has arrived for you — or perhaps you are about to promote a team member. If so, the first 90 days of any new position sets the tone for the future and creates impressions that will last well beyond those 90 days.

A transition into a new role requires a new perspective and a re-assessment; that which was previously expected has shifted. There are new expectations and new goals. So, prepare. Learn. Make the right decisions that will make your entry into your new role smooth and sustainable. Consider:

Define the business expectations and align the big picture goals with your own.
Set personal goals and prioritize them clearly.
Build relationships and connect with stakeholders invested in expected outcomes.
Invest in your development by learning new skills that add to your value.
Embody the leader you are meant to be by living the core values you represent.
Engage with your new colleagues and customers, and collaborate for excellence.

Every transition into a leadership position can be a balancing act. Shifting responsibilities and challenges, evolving expectations and successes are exciting and frightening at the same time. Breathe deep, plan, think, re-think, collaborate, and step into the next chapter of your future as a leader! You have the tools, you just have to decide to use them!

Be Magnificent! Have an Inspirational Day!


At InspirationInProgress we help our clients come to important decisions through the deep inquiry of coaching. If you would like a coach to help you achieve the next level of your career and walk with you as you make important decisions, give us a call at 215 260 1611 or email us at We ask the questions that unlock the possibilities and unite you with your passions!