6 Steps for First-Time Leaders
Okay, you're finally in charge. Congrats. But: While expectations are huge, your experience is not. The following six steps will help you find your footing.
Define Your Role
Determine what decisions only you can make and delegate the rest.
Cultivate Your Network
Effective networking is a "value exchange". Maintain a network that delivers mutually beneficial value in a way that transcends a mere "transaction".
Listen to Your Colleagues
To understand the issues at hand and expand your perspectives, you must listen first. Listening also shows your colleagues that you care.
Use the power of "conversational intelligence" to create a work culture of mutual support and understanding.
Be a Coach
Adopt a coaching leadership style to help employees grow, contribute and thrive.
Work on Your Personal Development
Invest in your personal development every day. Exemplary leadership comes from hard work, constant learning and commitment.