I had the pleasure of speaking with Keith Rollag about his book “What to do When You’re New.” Keith’s book gives great techniques and key strategies to help you become more comfortable, confident, and successful in new situations. If you get nervous and anxious in new situations whether its starting a new job or moving into a new neighborhood Keith Rollag will take you through steps and practices to make you more comfortable and eventually being able to teach others what to do when they’re new.
Keith Rollag is a professor at Babson College, a small private school just outside of Boston that specializes in entrepreneurial leadership. He first realized the challenges that come with being new when he moved to Japan for a previous employer. Over the past twenty years he has interviewed lots of newcomers, asked some to keep diaries of their experiences, and conducted surveys in several organizations.