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3 Tips to Scale Your Leadership

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As leaders, we often get promoted because we were great individual contributors. But what got us here, won't take us there. 

The work is fundamentally different as a manager. Your job transforms from doing the work, to enabling others to do great work. It requires a mindset shift.

Here are 3 tips to scale your leadership:

1. Be aware the work is different. Don't assume your old habits will translate. Manage your tendencies related to perfectionism, control, and working independently. 

2. Be willing to lead others. Do you set up systems and frameworks for others' success? Or do you usually prefer to contribute in a hands-on way? Leaders have to look up from their work to see the direction and guide others. 

3. Build leadership skills. Leadership can be learned. Actively invest time to practice giving feedback, coaching teams, and communicating vision. Work with mentors to advance your abilities. 

The path to great leadership starts with knowing, willing, and able. Then it continues with lifelong learning. Where are you on the journey? How will you scale your impact this year?

If you’re an HR leader at an investor-backed tech company looking to level up your strategic impact, check out the People Leader Accelerator. Typical graduates receive promotions and 30%+ pay raises within 6 months.

Photo by Jehyun Sung on Unsplash


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