Being promoted to a leadership position can be a difficult transition. While you used to be a player, now you need to see yourself as a coach. The expectations are different, people report directly to you, and you are calling a lot of the shorts. It can add a lot of new stress, but the stress is normal and the workload will get easier to manage.
As a new leader, there are several new mindsets you need to make. One of them being it’s not about getting results on your own anymore. Results come with and through people on your team. Learn to delegate and trust others to do a good job.
Just remember, as a leader, your people are your results. If you can focus on your team and what they need, you'll be hitting it out of the park every time.
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