The 8-Point Leadership Checklist to Become a New Manager

the pawn who is dreaming to be king needs the Leadership Checklist to Become a New Manager

Every Company Has a Leadership Checklist to Become a New Manager
The list is either implicit or explicit, but it exists.  If you dream of a role in leadership, your first step will probably be as a new manager.  To turn your leadership aspirations into reality, you should spend some time considering what it will take to successfully lead others.

Are You Ready to Lead Others?
Are you likely to shift from your success being dependent upon your own contribution to being dependent upon the success of others?

What the Best Leaders Do – A Leadership Checklist to Become a New Manager
The best new managers demonstrate a host of leadership characteristics that mark them as eminently capable of inspiring others to follow them. Why don’t you check yourself against this leadership list? Then where you are lacking, figure out what you can do to strengthen that weakness.

Great leaders, and therefore great new managers, are:

1.  Self-aware
Great leaders know where they are strong, where they are weak and where they need to improve.

2.  Exceptional communicators
Effective leaders have excellent interpersonal skills and are able to effectively communicate with all levels of employees and other stakeholders.

3.  Genuine
Strong leaders don’t try to pretend to be something they are not. They value integrity above all. They understand there are no shortcuts…that honesty is not a commodity to be trifled with.

4.  Resilient
Top tier leaders are able to withstand the constant change and associated pressure that comes with leading others and with the fast pace of today’s business environment.

5.  Flexible
The best leaders are responsive to change and able to adjust as needed to adapt to important market shifts.

6.  Caring
The best leaders have a sincere interest in helping their employees grow and succeed. They are emotionally intelligent and committed to providing learning opportunities and coaching for growth.

7.  Inspiring
Great leaders have an ability to communicate their passion and commitment in a way that inspires others to engage wholeheartedly in the challenge at hand.

8.  Future-focused
Rather than paying attention only to day-to-day tactics, effective leaders know how to build a strategy for success and how to implement it. They look toward a business that can be sustained for the long-term and are able to keep their “eyes on the prize” while, at the same time, to adjust as needed to stay the course.

The Bottom Line
How do you compare against this leadership checklist to become a new manager? It’s a pretty demanding list of leadership qualifications to be sure. But if you start slow, you can build toward the ideal.

To get started, take on a small leadership role…volunteer to run a small project in your community or at work. See how you like managing others and see how that role likes you.

If you want to learn more about creating high performance managers, download The Six Management Best Practices that Make the Difference Between Effective and Extraordinary

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