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Five tips for success when you’ve inherited a mess

Aleah Chapin

It pays to avoid classic pitfalls when the business you take on has been left in a mess by your predecessor, writes Ron Carucci for Harvard Business Review.

Taking over leadership of any business, especially as an outsider, is a challenge. But when you inherit a raft of potentially serious problems your road is peppered with potholes.

According to an in-depth study conducted by Carucci’s organisation, Navalent – which works with CEOs and executives pursuing transformational change – over half the leaders who take over a mess will have failed within a year and a half.

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Source Article: Leading Effectively When You Inherit A Mess
Author(s): Ron Carucci