A short and sweet piece on mistakes people make when starting a new job and ways to help prevent them. It's a brief interview with Milo and Thuy Sindell, husband and wife co-authors of a book called Sink or Swim. Even if you're not starting a new job yourself, it's worth a read as there's information to be gleaned to help out new coworkers.
A quote from the article:
Successful people know themselves. As a new employee, you need to know what you value, and what success looks like for you. Not all of us want to be the CEO. If you have a clear mental picture of your own success, it will help you understand what skills you need to develop, and recognize opportunities to do that.
I always appreciate when others acknowledge the fact that there's more to life than being driven up the corporate ladder and recognize the fact that you can be successful at any rung you like.