Starting a new job/position is both an opportunity and a challenge.
On the one hand, you get the chance to create a new, updated image of yourself for your new peers. On the other, you have to prove yourself all over again.
My big concern is less proving myself (see "I know I can play) than more of,
"How can I affect change in a respectful way without making others feel like I am attacking part/some/all of what they have done?"
It comes back to the communication issue I've been discussing and I'm overly sensitive to it now.
Never get a 2nd chance to make a first impression.
I'm in Seattle now, trying to bring about the change I believe in...humbly.