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Introducting yourself as CEO after the CEOs death.

You arrived your working place. You have not been introduced as the new CEO nor have your met the majority of the employees. How do you introduce yourself while respecting the somber tone given the CEOs death? Are there key employees you would want to meet first?

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You would have to take into consideration that the previous CEO may have many close friends in the company so all actions and words from you need to be respectful. Even if the CEO was in that position for only a short time, due to the unexpected nature of death, you need to show the utmost sensitivity. I would introduce myself to the employees as a group - perhaps ask all employees to gather in the meeting room, production area, or other large area and would state, "my name is XXX. I want each person to know that I am sorry for the loss of Bob (whatever the CEO's name was). Please know that as we make this ...

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You arrived your working place. You have not been introduced as the new CEO nor have your met the majority of the employees. How do you introduce yourself while respecting the somber tone given the CEOs death? Are there key employees you would want to meet first?

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