Overcoming New Role Fears
Here are a few thoughts to alleviate the challenges everyone finds within themselves as they step up to a new responsibility.
Above all, remember, selection processes are, in the main robust enough to see through candidates who aren’t up to it. So, you’ve been chosen for a reason! Trust the process - and build your resilience to the Gremlin who tells you otherwise!
Here are 10 reflections which might help.
- Notice Your Successes
Fearing not being up to a promotion can make anyone overlook…
3 Early Warning Signs Your Culture is Going Wrong
And you need to act fast to turn it around.
Here's the clues (solutions to follow).
😡 You are struggling to hang on to your best people.
😡 The people you have are reactive, rather than proactive.
😡 You are working the tasks, rather as a leader.
There are solutions to these issues, which are demonstrating the signs of a weakening culture, which is the start of a very rocky road.
Let's take a look. . .
👏 Become fully aware of what's going on.
➡ Acknowledge that responsibility lies with you.
👏 Ask curiosity…
Kind Leaders Help Everyone
Leadership is not about taking the easy route. It's about being aware of what to do for the best.
Help the quiet ones; the different ones; the thinkers; the excited ones.
The best leaders know how to get the best from everyone in the team, even when they aren't the same as them. That creates a foundation with depth.
#difference #leadership #TheKindLeader #appreciation #understanding #valuing
Imagine You’re an HR Leader
You’ll have a range of different titles, and there may be nuances in the precise role you lead.
At your level, your job will swing from the extremes of long-term strategic thinking and planning, through mid-term issues of structures and new opportunities, to ensuring short-term goals are met.
These will relate to delivering corporate goals, including - but not limited to - financial results, culture, inclusion, engagement, pipeline planning, terms and conditions and more.
You will endeavour t…
Growth or Fixed Mindset. It IS a Choice.
Much is said about the value of a Growth mindset. Each of us has a pre-disposition to Growth or Fixed to a greater or lesser extent.
Growth tends to be valuable as it allows for creativity, Emotional Intelligence and growth in performance.
But if it is not you natural character, you can develop it. And this excellent graphic is a great primer.
Give it a try. Even if you naturally have a greater disposition to Growth, there will be something for you!
Unavailable Options from Seth Godin
The What and the How of It
Even when your organisational culture is less than kind, supportive and encouraging, you can set your own standards and create your team microculture within an unsatisfactory world.
It might not be easy. It might require some careful navigation. And when you do this, you will remain in control of what you can control. Your people will be engaged, motivated and appreciate what they can control too - a valuable lesson for their future career.
You have to deliver the 'what' of results in this world s…
There's Always Change
New walking boots. I walk quite regularly, so getting new boots is a bit of a worry (keeping life in context, only a BIT of a worry).
We absorb small changes into our lives every day. At first, new boots feel a bit odd as I make sure they’ll do the job. And soon I’ll forget they’re new.
If you think about it, we absorb change all the time. Even those big changes are not so daunting, looking back.
When we take control and get perspective over changes, even those imposed on us, we feel all the bett…