How to Avoid the 4 Most Common Mistakes a New Leader Makes

leadership management Mar 28, 2019

It is not always a smooth transition from being in a technical or expert position to becoming a first timer in leading a team(s). Some people would say (including me) it is one of the most terrifying steps in one's career, especially when there has not been a proper transition process set in place or no additional training provided.

More often than not, people are assigned to positions of leadership without the proper tools, training and/or a clear path to transition into the new role. This may create anxiety, uncertainty, and doubt in their ability to succeed. Well, it did for me when for the first time I was put in a leadership role. Fortunately, my boss at that time believed in me more than I actually believed in myself.

Here are some of the fears or doubts I faced during that situation:

  • Do I have what it takes to lead a team?
  • Would I be able to gain respect from them?
  • Would I be able to meet expectations?
  • Would they support my goals and expectations?

It took me some time to get...

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6 Productivity Habits to Transform Your Level of Focus

Do you have problems with staying focused throughout the day? Or starting your day without a razor focus mentality?

The ability to focus is a critical component of how we live our lives. Staying focused on the task can have a significant impact on  the level of our performance and the results we achieve.

Distractions are and will always entice us and  distract our attention and focus elsewhere. I called these distractions “Shiny Objects” (I had heard this many times in my life but it really resonated when my business coach put it into perspective a few years ago). They are in front of us as incredible interferences that take our attention to something different and sometimes more attractive.

I’ll leave it at that for now and will expand on this later.

If you have the tendency to become easily distracted and not able to maintain a high level of focus, your work outcomes and performance will be impacted for sure. We are bombarded daily with information,...

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