Now what do you do?
Most new managers spend so much time focusing on getting the job that once they have it, they're at a loss as to where to start when they sit behind that new desk. Anxiousness sets in, and they're wondering, "Do I have what it takes to lead? Will my new team follow me and respect me? What if I don't have all the answers?"
Relax, new managers! It's common to be a little afraid when you first start a new job. There are a lot of unknowns, even when the promotion is within an organization that you're familiar with and with players that you already know. Suddenly you're going from being "one of the guys" to being The Boss. Scary stuff!
As an executive coach, I have a whole system on how to build your team during those first days of a new job. One of the main things I focus on is how to communicate and lead people who you used to work with and now they report to you, and people who you may know very little about (if you're entering a high-level position in a new organization). Now I'd like to share a few of those tips with you.