As a New Leader you are discovering pretty quickly that the dream role you signed on for entails a lot more than you ever could have imagined. You learn your time is not your own, and as a matter of fact, you might need to revamp your time management and other leadership skills. I have spoken with many transitioning leaders and you might be facing the same challenges or growth opportunities they did.
- New managerial tasks, duties, and responsibilities that you were not aware of (budget creation, hiring & onboarding employees, performance management, customer requests, and reports). And the kicker – you have little to no experience in any of these areas.
- Working with an inherited staff, or in some cases, a functional team that you have little to no authority over – having to delegate tasks, team build, resolve conflict, engage in crucial conversations, all while trying to do your own job.
- Influencing and persuading stakeholders and others within the organization, some of whom you’ve never even met, but who may have a huge stake in your success or failure.
- On top of all of this, many of you find that (as if all of the above weren’t enough) a large portion of your time is consumed by the daily and weekly meetings you’re being asked to attend.