Are you suddenly managing your former colleagues or a team that is much older than you? Here are our top leadership tips to help you successfully take on your new role.
Your first leadership role is about to start, and you are wondering who the people you will be working with are? For anyone taking on a new team, getting to know our team members for the first time is a good opportunity to build trust. This includes mutual trust within your team, with your leader, and also with colleagues or peers at the same level. What is recommended in this introductory phase?
Here are five tips that make getting to know each other easier:
Age-diverse teams have countless advantages and, of course, some challenges. How to get off to a good start as a first-time leader, even with employees who are much older than you? This is often a topic in my coaching practice – especially for those coachees who are taking on their first leadership role in a corporate environment.
The following five tips will help you to gain the respect and willingness to cooperate with your older employees.
How do I find my way into a new leadership role if I was previously a team member myself and now lead my former colleagues? This is a question asked by some of the first-time leaders I work with as a coach. They are unsure how to make a smooth transition into the new role and worry whether their former teammates will actually accept them in the leadership role.
The following six tips will help you to quickly settle into your new role and to maintain a good relationship with your former colleagues and now employees: