Mon, 6 December 2021
EP 234 Key Tactics for a Smooth Transition from Manager to Leader
A few quick distinctions for context –
Manager – I see as direct overseer of tasks and specific outcomes
Task Master – more micro-managy, Sherrif of the organization –
eyes and ears on actions and outputs
Leader – vision – high level scope
High impact team each cascading the leader’s vision beyond
Increasing circle of influence by casting vision and providing autonomy to a skilled team
Surrounded by people with complementary knowledge, skills and abilities and allowing them to shine
Unifying the vision and focus and creating freedom to decide and act towards the common goal
Transition will always involve casting eyes higher – elevation of focus – wider influence.
Passion - your fuel and be ready to inspire by sharing - Get clear about why you do what you do -
Autonomy - Create bigger sandboxes - Release Control - Trust - Surround yourself with those you can rely on – great skill and trust them to do their great work
shift Your Focus Up - Eye on the Prize – Hands off the specifics, the processes, the day to day
Avoid these Common Tripups-
Either way - figure it out - You can't increase your circle of influence by just adding team members - If you continue to be involved in every action or decision you will slow progress and action -
Is your lack of trust your issue? Work on that - is it them? Change your team
- manager is more high control - team will be used to you making the decisions, solving the problems - you need to teach them to be creative, take initiative, etc.....
Have seen trip ups – My team thinks the conversation/debate is never done – Consequence of a collaborative leadership style w/o communicating who is making final decision and when that is done -
- Implement a quick definition structure that clarifies immediately - Sharing for FYI - Sharing for Collaborative Discussion - Sharing to Decide together
Using phrases like - When you Get around to it - when you get a chance –
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