I have a complicated situation I have never had to face before and am hoping for some sound advice on how to proceed.
I have recently been selected as the (new role) General Manager of Operations in an international company which is growing rapidly. My boss is the CEO and I will have some 5 country managers, business developement, legal and one or 2 more as directs. This is a great change and a wonderful challenge but while I have been warned of some complicated situations, for my very first day on the job, the CEO has set up a 3 day meeting/event with all my directs, including my country managers. (I am still working for my former previous employer and start on the 30th)
I have extremely limited knowledge of the company, let alone the problems, numbers, or even the business day to day. How am I to behave in this situation? As the friend and buddy? The firm boss? Someone who is not sure about the questions they may have?..... :?
Any suggestions or comments are more than welcome here and I look forward to reading them. :idea:
Wish me luck!