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Notes from My First Role in Leadership.

I learned a lot in my first experience in a leadership role. This list, by no means exhaustive, are the learnings I took away from the experience:

  1. Set a standard and then follow it.
  2. Build trust. Inspire loyalty.
  3. Foster an open, safe environment for interaction and teamwork.
  4. Create alignment and agreement.
  5. Develop people under you. Get the best out of people.
  6. Reward people under you.
  7. Know the goals of the project. Clearly communicate the goals/priorities, schedules, etc.
  8. Know the timeline.
  9. Assess risk.
  10. Break things down into milestones. Know the components: people, resources, money.
  11. Delegate the project components to team members.
  12. Have a clear path of approval for signoffs of milestones.
  13. Provide adequate tools and resources to get the job done.
  14. Monitor and track progress.
  15. Be organized. Be able to react quickly.
  16. Drive issues to closure.
  17. Run successful meetings.

I would consider it an honor to continue operating in a leadership role. I learned a lot, I enjoyed the feeling of success, of helping others succeed and I admit the status and I'm sure I have a great deal to learn and I look forward to it.

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