12 Things First-Time Leaders Need To Succeed

Things First-Time Leaders Need To Succeed

10. Schedule one-on-one time

Gallup revealed that employees whose managers hold regular meetings are almost three times as likely to be engaged as employees whose managers don’t. Hosting weekly one-on-one meetings strengthens relationships between the leader and their team members, builds team loyalty, and they take the guesswork out of leadership.

When you invest time to get to know your people well, unfiltered conversations provide great conversations for you to make informed, forward-thinking decisions as a leader to drive exceptional results.

11. Listening conveys trust

Influential leaders embrace responsibility for their whole team to succeed in their roles. While many assume being a boss means having all the answers, courageous leaders engage employees to share their ideas and solutions before jumping in. By discussing with each employee their Individual Development Plan, the staff develops ownership over their roles and results.

Every Good Conversation Starts With A Good Listener
12 Things First-Time Leaders Need To Succeed

When leaders invest time and energy into discussing new goals and how to develop new skills, the leader marries company objectives with individual goals to ensure all benefits. 

Read How To Keep a Conversation Going? The Art Of Listening For Hooks

12. Leaders create leaders

The ultimate gift a leader can give is to create another first-time leader that replaces you. Paying this forward creates an opportunity for individual contributors to stand up and be seen. Leaders create more leaders, and providing the opportunity for another human being to embrace a level of fulfillment that comes from leadership is an incredible gift.

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Written by: Angela Kambouris
This column was originally published on Entrepreneur.com on 3 February 2020 https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/343572 Copyright 2020 by Entrepreneur Media, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Angela Kambouris

Angela is a global leadership consultant, executive coach, and growth strategist. A former executive of the Department of Human and Health Services, who has now become a writer, speaker, and consultant. Angela helps organizations to increase the abilities of their operations, the performance of their employees and build a stronger company culture. With over two decades of experience, she speaks, trains, mentors, and writes for large publications and companies on the power of leadership, executive presence, cultivating high performing teams and leading people-centric cultures.View Author posts