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12 Things First-Time Leaders Need to Succeed

When promoting employees to leadership roles, take these steps to set them up for success

Source | www.entrepreneur.com | Angela Kambouris

The struggles of first-time leaders are both real and widespread. New leaders are thrown into the deep end to sink or swim. They either figure out how to become a successful leader or fail and retreat disillusioned back to individual contributors and unlikely to step up to a leadership role again.

How often do you see high-performing individuals promoted into leadership roles? The skills that enabled an individual to perform at a high level are rarely the same ones that will support them as an influential leader. When people choose to step into a leadership role, they are more likely to bring the right attitude and behaviors that breed success.

Stepping into a leadership role is one of the most courageous decisions in one’s career. In today’s digital world, a new kind of leader is required. A leader that consistently leads others by supporting people and the organization to grow intentionally through pursuing goals that stretch their skills, collaborating and fostering interdependence, opening doors of opportunity for others, and a commitment and passion for becoming better leaders.

In an episode of Masters Of Scale podcast, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman shared, every leader has to create a drumbeat for their company. The leader supports their people to define how they follow and act in the day to day business.

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