Congratulations on your promotion into “management.” I trust you’ve earned your promotion through hard work and dedication. Maybe your promotion isn’t so recent; perhaps you’ve been a member of your organization’s management team for a long time.
Either way you absolutely must understand this basic leadership fact: being part of an organization’s management team does not make you a leader.
What it does do is give you a rather brief period of time to earn the right to lead. Yes, you read that right… the opportunity to truly lead must be earned. While you can be promoted into a leadership position you cannot be promoted to “leader.”
Earning the right to lead begins with an understanding that people will not be managed, they expect to be led. In fact, they need to be lead. If you’ve been in a management role for a period of time and have struggled to…
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