Welcome to being a Leader!
Maybe you been doing it for a while?
Maybe this is all brand new to you? Regardless, nobody said it was going to be easy. Rest assured you are going to have days from hell.
However, here are a few simple rules and realities that all leaders need to think about…I suggest thinking about all the time.
On Being a Leader
This does not mean being an autocratic, micromanaging, iron fisted ruler…
This does not mean being a push over, laissez faire, or “don’t rock the boat” carefree employee
Being a Leader is Not a Popularity Contest
Being Their Friend and Their Leader (Boss) is a slippery slope – one you must navigate carefully on. It just means changing roles “on and off duty”. And when you are on duty, it means…
Taking Charge – Taking Command
It also requires Managing Expectations
What is “Managing Expectations”?
It is Positive Discipline – Rules, Regulations, Expectations, Policies understood up front!
ON DUTY = Delivery on Expectations
You Manage Things – You Lead People
Management – Leadership Balance
You are both a Manager and a Leader
You Manage Things
You Lead People
Mistake Commonly Made is…
Treating People Like Things
This is Management
This is Leadership
Go Hard With the Issues, But Soft on People