Join Todd Dewett for an in-depth discussion in this video Developing a lieutenant, part of New Manager Foundations (2013).
Every leader needs a great second in command, a lieutenant, a reliable…collaborator and go-to person.…It's important that this be an informal understanding not a formal position.…Your lieutenant helps you deal with the fact that you can't be in two places at once.…They actually fill several roles.…Here are the most important ones.…Your lieutenant can stand in for you when needed.…As a leader, you'll learn that your most precious resource is time, because time…is so limited, you cannot court every customer or attend every meeting.…
Your lieutenant can help keep you in the loop by sitting in for you when needed,…taking great notes and keeping you connected to a wider array of activities.…Next, lieutenants are often great at initiating followership in tough situations.…Sometimes when tough decisions have been made, it's difficult to mobilize support.…Even if you've been transparent and collaborative with the team, they won't…love every decision.…However, once one person shows support, others are far more likely to follow.…
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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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