“Let it go, let it go…” – I know, sorry, you’ll have that stuck in your head for the rest of the day!
One of the biggest hurdles that new leaders have to get over is letting go of their managerial duties. As a manager you are in the thick of it and most managers quite enjoy being on the front line. They enjoy making operational decisions, dealing with employee issues and making sure everything ticks along nicely.
As a leader however, you have to step away from these duties and think more strategically. It’s tempting to want to jump back in and get your hands dirty but your team won’t thank you for continually holding their hands or micromanaging them. You have to let the managers manage. Are you making the leap? Here are a few tips from us to help with the transition:
One of our favourite books that we would recommend is Turn the Ship Around! by David Marquet. A fantastic book for all leaders new and old. It will help you to create a team where everyone displays leadership traits.