You may have earned the official title of “manager” along with a few new direct reports. But how do you make the transition out of your identity as an employee, and start to establish authority in your newfound role as leader?
Here are a few simple tactics all rookie managers can use to establish authority among their teams and organizations.
Don’t babysit. Managers inspire others to be accountable, innovative and engaged. Workplace babysitters hound employees to perform tasks, meet deadlines and manage priorities. Yet, finding this sensitive balance can be difficult for new managers, particularly those who may have been promoted from a nonmanagerial role within a company.
Executive coach Joan Lloyd recommends new managers overcome the challenge by setting clear expectations with the staff they’ll lead. Resist the temptation to tell people how to do their jobs. Instead, invest your energy in how to create an internal culture...(register to read more)