- Understand your role – all leaders must start with a clear understanding of what their role is, what is required of them, and what their key aims are. By knowing these from the start, you are less likely to get distracted by issues that arise on a day to day basis, and are able to plan your time in a way that means your role gets fulfilled.
- Keep yourself grounded – when you find yourself at the top of the leadership ladder, suddenly you can find that people are much more likely to do the things you want them to, often in order to gain favour. You’ll also find it much harder to gain objective input on how you can improve your performance. Ensure that you keep this in mind, and work accordingly – remember that you’re not invincible and your behaviour can make or break the business.
- Become self-aware – Taking a step back and looking on your actions in an objective light can help you to observe how your work affects others, understand your areas of weakness, and use your strengths in more beneficial ways, allowing you to continue to learn and grow.
- Request feedback- As previously mentioned, being the leader means that you rarely get opportunity to gain feedback. Establish strong relationships with other members of the company board, attend networking events, and speak to CEOs and executives outside of your business in order to get outside opinions on your work. Working with a business coach who understands your business and industry will also give you a wealth of feedback.
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