Understand That Your Level of Authority and Decision-Making May Be Different from What You Were Accustomed To
If you have served previously in a role with significant authority and autonomy in decision-making, you may experience some frustration in the interim role, where your status isn't similar. Remember that it likely took years for you to earn a trusted status at your other institution(s). Thus, this status will not automatically be bestowed upon you during your interim assignment. The largest downside to this change in status is a slowing down of actions that you might want to enact without thinking twice. I frequently remind myself that I can use my experience to make optimal recommendations to decision-makers and that decisions will most probably not happen as quickly as I would like. Experience and instinct will tell you, over the course of your engagement, how much authority you can exercise in certain situations. Don't allow impatience to drive you to overstep your bounds.