So you finally got that promotion you’ve been wanting and now you’re managing a team – woo, congrats – but maybe now you aren’t sure where or how to start…
Don’t panic – help is at hand! If you’re struggling with leadership just follow these 3 pointers:
The best way to learn what your team needs and how best to assist is to ask them. You aren’t necessarily expected to be an expert at their job or speciality, but as their manager you will be expected to understand how to motivate and guide them.
Once you’ve got a better understanding of what your team members need from you, leave them be so they can do what they do best. You might feel the urge to micromanage but you must resist! It’s more about creating the best environment for them and encouraging growth, responsibility and communication.
Everybody likes to be told they’re doing a good job – even if they know they are. By praising your team members you help them to appreciate the work they do and you as their manager – which is good for company loyalty and overall success.
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. ~ Henry Ford