There’s a New Sheriff in Town!
Three Steps to becoming a Great Leader:
Step One – Understand Yourself First
So many times as new managers we are promoted into a position because of our excellent performance in another area. What we don’t understand is how to be a leader of the team.
The great thing is that you may have developed a level of respect and empowerment while working on the team. The bad thing is now you are changing roles and you will need to work hard to keep that respect going at a different level. Management is all about mutual respect, helping to guide your people and delivering on your promises.
In understanding yourself first analyze what kind of manager you are or aspire to be. There are those that are managers and not leaders, which mean you, manage and dictate by force instead of listening to your team. There are those who are extremely nice – in fact so nice that everyone steps all over them and they are not able to obtain goals because they are afraid to enforce the rules.
And then there are those that are just right. Willing and able to share their experience and work side-by-side with the employees to ensure they understand the position and understand when improvement is needed.
Which type of manager are you? Which style would you like to be? Hopefully the just “right manager”!
This is first of three steps to Great Leadership.