Starting a new job is always scary. There are the personal concerns--will I have a comfortable workspace and will I get along with my co-workers? Then there are the professional concerns--will I be able to handle my responsibilities and will the boss like me? Whether these worries are justifiable or completely irrational doesn't matter. We all have them.
When I came on as editor of InsideCounsel in February, I was no exception. Of course, I was excited to return to the publication I knew and respected (I had served as senior editor of Corporate Legal Times/InsideCounsel from 2003 to 2006). But I was coming into a completely different role--one with increased responsibilities over not only the magazine,
but also the staff.