Words of wisdom for a new role

Last week was my final week at the South Australian Museum. I have recently accepted the position of Assistant Director, Content and Innovation at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and start next week.

While I take a few days to regroup and plan to (partially) relocate my life to Darwin, I thought I’d ask my Twitter and LinkedIn networks for any words of wisdom or recommended reading for a person starting in a new role. Here is a selection of the thoughtful, insightful comments that came back:

My LinkedIn network also recommended some great reading and resources:

{You can either follow the comment thread or below is a summary of some of the suggested resources}

Good Strategy Bad Strategy by Richard Rumelt (coincidentally I’m in the middle of reading this)

The First 90 Days by Michael D Watkins

Manager Tools podcast

Gung Ho and One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard

Tyranny of Metrics by Jerry Muller (which is referred to in one of the articles I linked to in my previous blog post)

. . . plus several others.

This should be enough reading and general inspiration to get me started . . .