Understand the history of your team and your position to lead them into the future. Know the key players and incidents that have shaped their culture and you'll make far better decisions moving forward.
- In many ways, your ability to move the team…forward has a lot to do with your ability…to look back at where they've been.…Understand that their current team culture…is the result of an evolution over time.…Knowing this is important for any new leader…but especially for a new leader who is not…a former member of the group.…So before announcing new performance standards,…new projects or new long term goals,…do yourself a favor and…complete the legwork required to understand…where they've been.…You wanna be able to understand and appreciate…key employees and leaders from the past.…
And strive to learn about any key incidents…that have occurred over the last few years…that have had major impacts on the team.…Don't rush into action just to make your mark.…Instead, focus on the fact that your team…is made of unique individuals who…contribute to a unique team culture.…Which of course refers to the teams shared…understanding of how they tend to…behave and perform.…This existing culture should shape how you…make and execute decisions as the new leader.…
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- Establish identity as a manager.
- Identify best practices for clarifying performance expectations.
- List effective communication tips.
- Articulate the main elements of effective feedback.
- Define rapport.
- Distinguish types of decision-making styles.
- Signal fairness and integrity.
- Articulate how to best assert authority.