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Three Things You Must Do Immediately As a New Leader

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Melissa Daimler
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The first 30 days as a new leader are critical. Though these early days are packed with stress and obligations, there are a few strategies that can be followed to ensure an impactful beginning to your role.

Strategies

  • Control pace and space: Prioritize what is most important and create space in your schedule by insisting on clear agendas and understanding long-term goals take time. 
  • Take time to learn: Understand what the team needs and work with them, rather than attempting to bend the organization to you. Prioritize listening to and working with your colleagues.
  • Integrate the team’s best ideas with your own: Use specific exercises to understand your team as a new leader.
    • Without the leader in the room, the team shares their expectations, concerns and goals, then, the leader re-joins to clarify and understand each of these topics. By using these strategies, the transition from new addition to trusted leader can be accelerated.
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