What do you plan to do in your first week in the new team leader role?
Day: One, Two & Three
Leave the plants at home.
Make your focus - Relationships.
Meet people - your crew, colleagues and clients.
If possible, don’t sit down in your workspace, rather, move around and meet people in their workspace.
Day: Four, Five & Six
After these first few days, then start to gather your thoughts about the roles in your team.
What are the role expectations.
What are your expectations.
And, what are the expectations of your role.
Once you’ve digested and made sense of this, then host your first team gathering (meeting).
This is your opportunity to listen to the team and lead with influence.
Convey your intent of your role as the team leader.