Advice for transitioning into the chief-executive role

While every transition is unique, here are some pointers for executives moving into the top job.

Congratulations on being chosen as CEO. You will no doubt get plenty of general advice from many people during your transition. This will fall into one of three categories: basic but helpful, “swing factors” that can make the difference between success and failure, and generally irrelevant or unhelpful. The purpose of this note is to help you determine which is which.