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Managing Performance

Inheriting an Existing Team

Dec 17 201945m listen time


Inheriting an entire team is like adopting a teenager – needless to say, you’ve got your work cut out for you! Stephanie McConachy, Head of Marketing and Communications at PwC, has inherited entire teams twice, and she shares some practical steps you can take for some quick wins at the start, dealing with the “ghost” of the previous boss and even how you can set new expectations, criteria and restructure the team.

Gain Actionable Insights Into:

Episode 1 - Building Trust & Credibility:

  • What you should do in the first 15, 30 and 60 days of inheriting a team
  • How you can establish some quick wins
  • Why Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is an important addition to IQ and EQ
  • What a Friday Note is and why it's effective in team management

Episode 2 - Ghost of Bosses Past:

  • Managing the “ghost” of a past boss that was a legend
  • Dealing with the jealousy that comes from people that were previously your peers when you get promoted
  • Dealing with feedback and comparisons between you and the past boss

Episode 3 - Managing and Setting Expectations:

  • How you can set new performance criteria and expectations
  • Knowing if you should fire or hire someone
  • What a team plan is and why that is important

Hosted by Nellie Wartoft


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