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Getting Past Your First Few Days As A Leader

You have got the news that you’ve been waiting for. The panel was so impressed with what you had to say at the interview that you’ve just been informed the
25 Apr 2015 11:00
Getting Past Your First Few Days As A Leader

You have got the news that you’ve been waiting for. The panel was so impressed with what you had to say at the interview that you’ve just been informed the job is yours. Congratulations! You are now the new Team Leader.

After the hugs and high-fives the focus switches from celebration to the harsh cold reality of what’s ahead of you.

You are now managing people who present many challenges but even more challenging, you have to lead them.

You are now responsible for creating a motivating and engaging environment for people to work within. How do you go about doing this? Where do you start?

I’ve been a manager for nearly 25 years, starting in retail as a teenager and then moving to London to become a Broker Sales Manager in my 20s and I worked in senior managerial roles in the public service in my 30s.

Today I have my own businesses specialising in sharing my experiences in order to develop leaders.

Let me share a few tips on what you need to do when you first take over a team.

 

From experience

In my experience of forming new teams the nature of industry never seemed to impact how I approached setting up a team.

Whether it was creating a new sales team in London, delivering team building in Fiji or even setting up a new Government department in New Zealand, I’ve learnt that people are people.

Be honest, be upfront and be visible and you won’t go wrong.

Now it’s your turn to become an inspirational leader.

 




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