So you have at long last got the promotion into a lead role and people will be looking to you for guidance and inspiration. More than ever your ability to make things happen through other people is about to be tested and you feel ready for the task. Before you dive too fast into what is quicksand for many would be leaders, consider the following few 5 Key Leadership Tips.
1. Question Often – the power in a conversation resides with the person asking the questions and not the one doing all the talking (answering). The curious one can set the agenda, tone and direction and provide great clarification to all for better decision making.
2. Do the Right Things – managers “do things right” but leaders “do the right things”. However this requires judgment and sometimes courage to ensure that the correct decisions get made. Circumstances are always changing therefore just because something was right yesterday doesn’t mean it will be so tomorrow.
3. Understand Emotions – emotions play a huge role in everyday interactions and can significantly impact the decisions made. Accept that to be the case and factor your emotions and those of others into all aspects of your leadership responsibility. Read more