When you become a leader for the first time and get responsibility for employees, then suddenly a lot changes in your professional life. Until yesterday you were a specialist, as of today, also formally, you
are a leader.
I remember the moment when I was promoted into my first leadership role. Until yesterday I was Junior Brand Manager with 20 colleagues in an open-space office and a great boss as a safety net. As of today I am Brand Manager with responsibility for 2 national brands, 6 employees and € 280 million turnover. I felt proud because I made that step. And I felt insecure because I did not really know what was ahead and how it all worked.
Was this experience similar to you when you got promoted to be a first-time leader? What did you feel when you first became one? Or do you have this wonderful career step just ahead of you? I was fortunate enough to work in a company where I was allowed to learn. In my first year as Lead Wolf we were successful. Our sales grew faster than the market, our brand strength increased, and my employees performed and developed very well. I apparently did a lot of things right, but I also made some major mistakes. And that´s a good thing, because then you grow.
How do you do that now, lead for the first time? In this episode I´ll tell you my five best tips.