It’s been hard the past couple of months transitioning into my first people leadership role.
After years as a successful, individual contributor, I took on my first managerial position with 6 direct reports.
I do have to laugh at myself. Yes, the gallinas have come home to roost.
I thought my previous manager lacked the leadership skills to lead. Now, in my new role, I think I lack the skills to lead my team.
The hardest part has been to adjust my leadership style to my direct reports.
But I’m committed to figuring it out.
Whether it’s through situational leadership and competency/commitment models, or,
what worked for me as a direct report to my previous mangers: listening, being clear about expectations, and leading with integrity.
My name is Jacqueline, and I'm realizing the leader in me.