Join Todd Dewett for an in-depth discussion in this video Asserting your authority, part of New Manager Foundations.
In your first few weeks as a leader, you have some seemingly opposing goals.…On the one hand, you must establish quality rapport with your team.…You have to create open communication and be seen as genuine and authentic.…On the other hand, you have to establish that you're the boss.…You have to clarify real goals and expectations.…And yes, you need to find a proper way to assert your authority.…In reality, they're not competing goals.…Let's talk about what authority means and then consider a few ways you can…assert your authority in a productive and just fashion.…
Authority is seen as the legitimate right of a person to exercise influence…and make decisions.…For example, managers typically have the authority to assign work, hire…employees, or order materials and supplies.…However, just because you have authority does not mean life is now easy.…You need to understand how to use authority effectively.…As a new manager, keep in mind these helpful tips. Start small.…You have a choice as a new manager when it comes to asserting authority.…
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- Clarifying performance expectations
- Feeding your learning curve
- Building rapport with your team
- Explaining your decision-making style
- Increasing your authenticity
- Communicating proactively
- Knowing when to have a meeting and who should attend
- Coping successfully with your transition<br><br>
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