3 Ways You Can Make an Immediate Impact at a New Job

As both the CEO of Webber Investments, and Managing Partner at IdeaBooth, I have had the pleasure of working with many great employees. Over the years I have come to know what behaviors can make a new employee flourish, and conversely what behaviors can stall or hinder their growth.

Here are my three major keys to establish yourself as an effective member of your new team right off the bat:

1. Start as you intend to continue and finish.

If you want to be excellent, known for your excellence, or if you want to be a great contributor, then start that way. Don’t start slowly or waste your time. Engage early in the first day the way you intend to continue - hopefully excellent.

2. Listen a lot, especially in the early days.

You know what you know, but you don’t know what you don’t know and you don’t know the manifestations of things that you already know in this new environment. Listen and learn the local language and then reflect that back in your own conversations and in your own actions.

3. As you listen, look for the points of pain.

Look for the issues that bother most people in all places of the organization chart. See what the issues are that maybe you can add some value to or bring a new perspective to before you become inculcated in the culture.

These are three suggestions that I would have you focus on. Behaviors I frankly wish that all my new employees would focus on as they began work with us.

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Aaron Webber is a serial entrepreneur and CEO of Webber Investments LLC, as well as a Managing Partner at Madison Wall Agencies.

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Chairman and CEO, Webber Investments. Partner at Idea Booth/BGO.

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Aaron Webber

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Chairman and CEO, Webber Investments. Partner at Idea Booth/BGO.

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