I’ve had various leadership roles so far in my career, but am now in my first line management position which is making me think more specifically about the type of leader I am and want to be.
There are two things I’ve found myself saying to people recently.
- How can I help or support you?
- It’s my job to help remove barriers for you to do your work.
I see my job as one that supports, guides and mentors. Yes there are difficult conversations to have and managerial actions that need to be taken sometimes, but as a leader I want to serve and support my team and the organisation I work for.