One of the most difficult adjustments a new manager can make is moving from a customer service or team member role into a management or team leader role. The reason? The expectations placed on him or her shift significantly and it is often difficult to adjust one’s mindset to the new tasks at hand.
I’ve found that there are four main “expectations” placed on most leaders. They are:
It’s pretty safe to say that the average manager or leader carries a great deal of burden. If you find yourself in a new management role just relax, breathe, and focus. You wouldn’t have been placed in your position if someone hadn’t already recoginsed these traits in you. Now all you need to do is recognise them in yourself.
Originally published: 6 May, 2009
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