Have you been recently promoted or newly hired for a leadership role and you're nervous about jumping into your new role without any guidance?
Fast Company posted a thought provoking article about the Five Questions You Should Ask Before Accepting a Management Position. If you are a senior leader responsible for developing emerging leaders, these are actually questions you should be using to talk with future managers about the move from an independent contributor role to a Manager.
I recently wrote a piece detailing the benefits of using a team charter based on a Neuroscience tool. Here is a case study with a team I worked with that became a high-performing team just by adding a team charter into their practices!
Typically, when a leader is described as defensive, it pertains to the way he or she behaves that others perceive as resistant, stubborn, combative, close-minded and reactionary, often when being given feedback. Generally, these are not qualities aligned with the way we think of balanced or highly effective leaders.
There is a topic that resurfaces over and over again with leaders I coach that deserves a few basic reminders. The topic is how to foster a culture of accountability.
In this recent blog, I made the case for being a succesful leader for your new hire by having a transitional leadership plan in place. Below are best practices I’ve witnessed bosses do to set a newly hired or promoted leader up for success in their new role transition.
More than 70% of executives are not effective at supporting new-to-role peers and managers according the Corporate Executive Board’s research.
Imagine you are a senior level leader who experiences these challenges:
- You have to choose between 4 good internal candidates for a promotion and feel anxious about turning 3 of them down. After the news is broken to the unselected candidates you immediately send them an email offering to take them out for lunch and offer to help them with their development
In this recent blog post, I shared a compilation of research on how leadership is changing. A trend was very evident that leaders are being expected to demonstrate a collaborative and empathetic leadership style. Leadership trends are evidence of changes usually driven for a reason.