New manager’s guide to success! It’s time to step up and learn from top CEO’s what they do to manage their team. The buck stops with you now so pay attention to these six steps in the right direction. 1) Talk to your team. Keep it simple. Do not be complex. 2) Listen to your team. Listen and learn. Never make a call before listening to everyone. 3) Put yourself in their shoes. You have been in their shoes. We all started from someplace. 4) Lift up rather than cast down. Never be too busy to give praise for a job well done or a new idea. 5) Give back. Mentor and help people grow in their own careers. 6) Empower. Let others take some control. Delegate.
- It’s much easier becoming a director or managing director than making the transition to first time manager. You need to recognise you’re going to go through it. You also need to listen and learn all the time.
- Sometimes you naively think you’re the manager so you make the decisions, but it’s really about listening and learning.
- Everyone who’s ever managed learns this either a day too late or a year too late: by definition no one in the world has your skills set and your motivations.
“We persist in promoting people to leadership roles based on their aptitude as individual performers – almost certainly a different skills set to what you’re going to need.”