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Got any great tips for a first time leader?

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QI’ve been promoted to the manager of a team - got any great tips for first time leaders?

AIf you have been promoted to manage the same team you worked in then you will need to make the mental change that you are now leading this team.  It doesn’t mean that you have to suddenly have a personality transplant, but it may mean putting in some firm boundaries so that people are clear about your role and what you expect from them.  This can be really hard when the team are your friends, but one day you may have let one of them go!  The other key thing is to listen and adapt to each individual in your team.  They will all be motivated in different ways, so if you can understand that you will be able to help them to enjoy their roles, so they will be more likely to perform better and to stay with you.