Work to better understand the people you manage, and discover which of the common leadership challenges may present obstacles for them. You can increase your effectiveness at managing new leaders by working to discover their unique perspectives and challenges. Knowing their mindsets and circumstances will help you determine how best to coach them and prioritize the leadership development tools needed.
- Professional development is crucial…for an organization to succeed,…but it's probably not optimal to send Darryl from accounting…to a conference on social media,…or to ask Kathy in customer service…to take an online course in financial projections.…One size fits all doesn't work for managing new leaders.…They're all different.…They have different strengths and weaknesses,…so their development needs won't be the same.…A customized approach will be much more effective,…so how can you do that?…New leaders face a certain set of common challenges.…
Understand what they are, and invest the time to determine…which of those challenges will pose the greatest risk…for those you manage.…By identifying the obstacles that could hold them back,…you can proactively help your new leaders to overcome them.…Here are three common challenges…that new leaders frequently face.…First, they often struggle to balance…and prioritize their workloads.…They're tempted to do everything they did…before they were new leaders,…plus their new management duties.…
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- Knowing who you are managing
- Common challenges for new managers
- Setting the expectations
- Establishing communication guidelines
- Providing the appropriate support
- Giving feedback
- Modeling behavior