bookHit the ground running:  (mainly American) to immediately work very hard and successfully at a new activity. –(Idiom from Cambridge Idioms Dictionary, 2nd ed. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2006. Reproduced with permission.) Accessed from here

So, how do you hit the ground running?

Create milestones, of reaching objectives, Here’s an Assessment from Michael Watkins, First 90 Days, to get you started: http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/hit+the+ground+running

I will also be attaching it in the Free Resources section.

Assess how you like to solve problems giving yourself a score from 1 (little interest) to 10 (very interested).

1. Learn to Learn: You may feel like you are walking in empty handed, and you will get comfortable in areas you know, so you can get positive feedback from those areas. But it’s important to remember you are learning a new culture and balancing how people see you from the past.

2. Be firm and fair: You will notice people who will not want you to advance, who will be jealous of your position, or have older expectations of you (especially in family business, when family knows you on a personal and professional level). In all these scenarios its important to be firm and fair with how people work with you.