10 MISTAKES OF NEW MANAGERS

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1. WORKING IN A SILO

As a leader you need to shift your mindset to be more about working through others.

2. MAKING BIG CHANGES TOO QUICKLY

You need to be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of the department and processes before making major changes.

3.NOT SPENDING ENOUGH TIME WITH THEIR TEAM

In order to gain the trust of your team, you need to spend time with them. Substantial time.

4. BEING “THE BUDDY”

Remember that your job is not to be everyone’s friend: your job is to be their leader.

5.BEING INDIRECT

Remember your job is to help the employee reach their fullest potential. If you are not clear with your employee, how will they be prepared to improve?

6. IGNORING PERFORMANCE CONCERNS

 Being a good leader is about having courage to do

the right thing, and addressing performance issues is your responsibility as a manager.

7.LETTING LACK OF CONFIDENCE SHOW

If you are TOO humble and say things that show how confident you are, eventually your team will not have confidence in you either.

8.BEING A PEOPLE PLEASER

Some situations require you to make a tough decision that will not be popular, but is in the best interest of the team.

9. MICROMANAGING

If you micromanage, your team will believe you don’t have faith in their abilities.

10 .SHARING THE WRONG LEVEL OF INFO

There are two versions of this: sharing everything and not sharing enough. Finding the right approach is important.

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