New CEOs often inherit a laundry list of challenges—and that’s the job they’ve been hired to do: fix problems. But as a leader new to the title, establishing the credibility needed to move quickly and get the right people on the field takes time and requires building relationships with the board and other key stakeholders along the way.
LogistiCare is on track to have a great year, but none of that would be possible without an unwavering commitment to the organization. Success demands a thoughtful approach to leadership, and CEOs who achieve a turnaround cannot be afraid to make the tough decisions predecessors previously put off. Our CEO Dan Greenleaf reflects in Chief Executive on what it takes to thrive in the CEO role, sharing advice new chief executives can use to build the company they were brought on to create.