Rising Leaders Program

Transitioning Effectively into a New Role

As you transition into a new role, either in the same company or a different company, it is important to be intentional about how to be successful in the new role. The new role may require managing more people, a higher budget, cross functional teams or a similar level of responsibility in a new environment and company culture. Regardless of the amount of change, it is always difficult to go from a position where you have an established pattern to a new role that may need you to demonstrate new skills or leadership traits. 

According to a study conducted by the Center for Creative Leadership, approximately 60 percent of new leaders succeed within their first 18 months in the role.

- Center for Creative Leadership 

Expected Outcomes

By the end of this CAP, you will be able to...

  • Practice self-care and set healthy boundaries to maintain energy and stamina
  • Set up a strong team foundation and culture
  • Brand yourself as an authentic leader
  • Conduct a listening tour to speed on-boarding and build strong partnerships
  • Align your work to the organization's priorities and define metrics for success

This CAP is for you if...

  • You are transitioning to or recently in a new or expanded role 
  • You are considering making a career change soon 

Growth & Learning

We’ve done the research so you don’t have to. Explore these valuable resources from the best experts in the field

2 minutes

Practice Self-Care and Set Healthy Boundaries

Insights from HTN: Discover practical self-care tips for new leaders to stay healthy, focused, and productive during the transition period in this article.


2 minutes

Brand Yourself as an Authentic Leader

Insights from HTN: Learn how to establish an authentic personal brand as a new leader with practical tips for identifying the reputation you want to have, understanding your audience, and considering the areas needed to be successful in your new company or elevated role in this article. 


2 minutes

Setting a Strong Team Foundation and Culture

Insights from HTN: Building trust and establishing productive relationships with your team is crucial for success as a new leader, and this article offers practical tips for connecting and engaging with your team.


2 minutes

Conducting a Listening Tour to Speed On-Boarding and Build Strong Partnerships

Insights from HTN: Learn how to conduct a listening tour to establish strong partnerships and speed up your onboarding process by asking personal questions, understanding working partnerships, and exploring company culture. 


2 minutes

Strategic Prioritization and Goal Setting: Keys to Success in Your Leadership Role

Insights from HTN: Learn how to identify and prioritize work in your new leadership role by aligning with organizational priorities and defining metrics for success. 


2 minutes

How to Succeed Quickly in a New Role

Article: Learn the five practices of effective internal networking to successfully transition to a new role, organization, or job in today's dynamic and hyper-collaborative workplaces. 


Put Into Practice

It’s time to put what you learned into real-world practice. Here are a few steps you can take

Conduct a new role listening tour

Conduct a new role listening tour using the Humanity Talent Network worksheet: Conduct a New Role Listening Tour


Create your personal brand as an authentic leader

Think about your new role or company and answer the following questions to create your personal brand as an authentic leader. 

Worksheet: Brand Yourself as an Authentic Leader


Schedule a call with your Executive Careers Strategist

  • Refine your personal strategy
  • Get feedback on the work you put into practice
  • Learn other related techniques and strategies