How to ace your first 100 days in a new job by Gabrielle Solomon @FortuneMagazine January 19, 2009, 10:20 PM EST E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share icons When stepping into a new, challenging leadership position, spend your first 30 days listening, and studying the company and the challenges it faces, says Fortune’s Anne Fisher in her Jan. 20 Ask Annie column. Have you ever had to step into a new job and correct a disastrous situation? What worked (or didn’t) for you? Your bosses? How have you coped with low morale among coworkers? How can you keep both employees and higher-ups happy?