This is #Episode6 of #CoffeeChatswithVandR

As a first-time manager, it’s essential to understand your role’s weight in shaping your team members’ daily experiences. My manager imparted this wisdom to me nearly a decade ago, and it has stuck with me ever since. Throughout my journey as a manager, I’ve made my fair share of mistakes.

From delegating tasks to hiring and structuring my team, I’ve learned that managing people is one of the most challenging aspects of leadership. But with this challenge comes a great opportunity for growth and development. If you are new to management, it’s essential to remember that learning how to manage is an ongoing process. To improve as a leader, it’s essential to seek out mentors and resources that can guide you on your journey. Additionally, it’s essential to be open to feedback and willing to admit when you’ve made mistakes.

To get you started, here are a few pointers to consider as a first-time manager:

  1. Communicate clearly and effectively with your team
  2. Be approachable and open to feedback
  3. Lead by example and hold yourself accountable
  4. Invest in your team’s development and growth
  5. Be adaptable and open to change
  6. Remember, managing people is a huge responsibility, but with the right mindset and approach, you can be an effective and successful leader.