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The Leadership Book, 2nd Edition by Mark Anderson

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First days in the job

The first days as a leader in a new job, leading a new team, are critical: they set a tone, and convey an image that will define who you are and set expectations about what you want to achieve.

Frequency – only one chance to get this right!

Key participants – all colleagues.

Leadership rating ****

Objective

As a team leader you can only function effectively by maximising the performance of your team. This in turn depends on how you strike and maintain relationships with your team members. Critically you must achieve, from the beginning, a fine balance between asserting clear directions and respecting the contributions of others.

Your first days in a new leadership role are the foundation of these relationships, ...

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