#7c: Professional transitions and their challenges.

While your personal and professional growth may enable you to land a new role, it far from guarantees your success. The transition into a new role is a period of vulnerability for you as a leader; success or failure in your first few months is a strong predictor of overall job success.

Why are transitions challenging? Because you lack networks that provide information, influence, and support. You lack credibility, which must be earned. You lack understanding of the culture, which extends far beyond what people wear and into how people view the world.

So your past growth is not the sole or even main driver of your success. What's important is having a focus on learning, on "contextual growth". Aim to learn quickly; grow into your new role and environment as rapidly as possible.

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