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First Week of a New CEO
Episode 11830th August 2022 • Business School with Sharran Srivatsaa • Sharran Srivatsaa
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What's the first thing you would do if you get appointed as the new CEO of a company? How would you spend your first week? In this episode, Sharran shares the story of one of their partner companies which he helped grow 4X in 3 years, and how they hired a new CEO for the company. So get ready to hear the behind-the-scenes of how Amanda, the new CEO, spent her first week and what she did after. Sharran and Amanda prepared five questions to ask each team member. You can use the same questions for your team or tweak them accordingly. Now, let's hear Amanda's story. 

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“Good process drives good results.”

- Sharran Srivatsaa


00:00 Something that no one will tell you about

01:46 Here's a quick background

03:31 Taking a chance on a first-time CEO 

04:27 What Sharran asked the new CEO

05:41 What Amanda committed to doing on her first week as the new CEO

06:55 How did Sharran and Amanda come up with the questions to ask each team member?

08:33 Question #1: Teach me something

10:21 Question #2: What do you love about the company or your role?

11:21 Question #3: What happens before you and after you?

14:10 Question #4: What is the one goal of the company that you feel good about? (THIS is actually a trick question!)

15:54 Question #5: If you were the CEO for a day, what would you do, assuming you have an unlimited budget?

17:10 Recap of the five questions and what Amanda did after

18:03 Two important lessons from this episode


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