Also, trust your instincts and emotions. Let them guide you in
every situation; they will not fail you. Never will your
objectivity be as clear or your instincts sharper than in the
first 30-90 days. Cherish this time and fight the urge to
overthink. Real human dialogue and interaction where you can feel
and be felt will be invaluable as your vision, enabled by your
instincts, becomes clearer. In honor of the great American poet
Maya Angelou, always remember, “People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how
you made them feel.” I would argue this is even more important in
the early days.
An executive from any other company posting this to LinkedIn would be no big deal. But I’ve never seen anything like this from an Apple executive. Tim Cook’s Apple is opening up.