What new executives often miss is how exceedingly high the expectations can be for success. When starting in a new position, particularly at a new company, there is tremendous opportunity to demonstrate to an entirely new group of people just how talented you are and prepared. These people will either be thrilled or less than thrilled, and your reputation hangs in in the balance. The risks are just as high for your company, and the organization wants you to succeed just as much as you do. However, the challenge is truly up to you.