Chapter 7. CONFRONTING IMPORTANT CHANGES YOU FACE AS A NEW LEADER

As you grow into your new role, there are some common and predictable changes you will face. Understanding some of the changes and how you can approach them as they come can help you through the transition stage.

Role Changes

When you moved from an individual contributor position to a leadership position, the entire focus of your role within the organization changed. As we have already said, you have gone from being responsible for yourself and your work output to being responsible for the work output of a team. This dual responsibility means

  • You represent the organization to your team.

  • You represent your team to the organization.

As the organization's representative to your team, you ...

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