With the start of 2016 we’re moving into the time of year in which the largest percentage of career changes take place. This also means many of us and our colleagues are faced with tough decisions which can have a significant impact on their careers. Those decisions come in the form of…
taking new jobs,
quitting old jobs,
and moving into new opportunities,
…to name a few. Regardless of what group you may fall into at the beginning of this year making a decision that impacts your career and life is never an easy thing to do.
In December we covered a three part mini-series on the 13 easy to implement steps for making a successful transition into leadership and doing so with wild success. If you are considering taking a leap of faith into your first leadership role this year you’ll want to heed these words as it’s crucial to your success to have a well thought out plan which starts you off on the right footing.
Let’s imagine you have already made the decision to take that new leadership role. Following these 13 steps for transitioning into leadership will aide you in moving into the job with a clear head, focus and a plan for you future success. You can click on the links below to view each series in further detail.
Part 1: Self Discovery
6. Schedule 1:1 (One-on-One) with Your Team
7. Create Performance and Professional Development Plans
8. Develop Time Management Structure
9. Develop Relationships With Other Leadership
Part 3: Priorities
10. Create A Department Game Plan
11. Present Game Plan To Your Team
12. Create Systematic Communications & Follow Ups
13. Plan A Team Event
It is my belief that anyone CAN be successful in leadership so long as they have the right attitude, mindset and care for others. This is the foundation for which you need to be successful in leadership. Having a leadership game plan along the way merely keeps you on track, increasing your chances for success and happiness, providing you the best opportunity to serve those lead.
“Where there is no vision, there is no hope.” – George Washington Carver
About the Author
Travis Smith is the founder and managing director of Square-1 Engineering, a life sciences consulting firm, providing end to end technical project services to companies which design, develop and or manufacture products in Southern California. He successfully served the life sciences marketplace in SoCal for over 15 years specializing in engineering services, consulting, project outsourcing and leadership development. In 2019 he was recognized as a ‘40 Under 40’ honoree by the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce as a top leader in Orange County, CA.