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#24 How to Transition into a New Leadership Role Part 1

Season #1 Episode #24

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Your organization will give you the title, the pay, and the people...but they won’t necessarily equip you to lead. And not feeling equipped, leads to you feeling more stress and burnout.

You just need to learn the right proactive tools to get ahead of the daily fires you always seem to be fighting in leadership.

And I’ve put together a leadership checklist that I use to help you have the tools you need to focus on & take critical action in the most essential areas of leadership.


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Summary:  Part 1 of How to Transition into a New Leadership role. 

Taking on any new job, especially a new job in leadership, is stressful. 

Why? Because when you take on a new role, you’re automatically starting with a deficit, or with a gap. There’s a gap of knowledge about the culture, the people, and the actual work, but there's also a gap in knowing all the hidden expectations upon you. 

In today’s episode we’re going to learn about the two of the four specific and intentional checkpoints we are going to use to plan our transition into a new leadership role.


The first two checkpoints to use in planning your transition into leadership: 


  • Develop a mindset of  a leader to guide and protect you through the transition


    1. Become secure in your identity and purpose as a leader. 
      1. Remind yourself daily of who you are and why you became a leader.
      2. Having deep roots in identity and purpose will keep you standing when the storms come.
    2. Grow in your own emotional intelligence 
      1. Identify and manage your emotions in order to respond instead of react to situations. 
      2. Slow your thinking and remind yourself to reframe your thoughts. 
    3. Develop a routine that helps you mentally “wash off” the work day so you can be fully present at home. Don’t bring the muck from the work day into your house. 
  • Make a great first impression - People naturally fear the unknown. They build up huge stories in the minds about all the things that could or are going to happen. So they are fearing you, and you need to put their fears at ease by making a great first impression. 
    1. Give off open and positive your body language and non-verbal cues, 
    2. Make Your introduction speech content about them and in an upbeat tone, and
    3. Won’t make them wait, tell them your first actions as a manager.