In his last interview, he was asked by the CIO what the first priority would be upon taking over the position he was interviewing for. His answer: “Do no harm.”
Think about that for a minute. Don’t make things worse by showing up. Don’t immediately shake up the troops so their work would be harmed.
Sure, as a leader, you will have to work initiatives, bring about change, and grow your team. But first, do no harm.
Yes, he got the job.