So you’ve just been promoted to a leadership position, congratulations! You’re going to find that leading people is an entirely different ballgame than it was when you were an individual contributor.
The quality of your results as an individual contributor was probably what got you promoted to manager. But what made you a great star performer may actually prevent you from being a great leader.
While you used to be a player, now you need to see yourself as a coach. It’s not about getting results on your own but getting them with and through others.
Your personal benchmarks, while still important, will need to take a back seat to help your team members learn, grow, and become leaders themselves. You win by helping your team win. You’ll be measured by the quality of their results, not yours.
As a leader, your people are your results.
Leading a team requires a different skillset than working as an individual contributor. To succeed in the face of new challenges, first-level leaders need to shift how they think and act. Download our latest guide and develop your people into a high-performing team.
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