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Leadership tips for a new job

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You have just been hired as the vice president for development at a major public university. You have great experience and you have done very well but you are being asked to come in and be a change agent and build a "best-in" class shop. This presentation offers tips to help you get off to a great start as a new leader.

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Leadership tips for a new job

  1. 1. Tips For a Successful Start For a New Leader By Matt Kupec (mattkupec.org)
  2. 2.  #1: Listen & Learn Great leaders are exceptional listeners. Don’t try to come in and impress everybody with your knowledge. Let it come to you. One of my favorite expressions is that you “command respect, you don’t demand it.” Ask questions, get to know the culture and the environment, and get to know your colleagues and team members. Tips For a Successful Start For a New Leader By Matt Kupec (mattkupec.org)
  3. 3.  #2: Communicate Be known as a great communicator. Set- up individual meetings with your team members. Set up group meetings. Be known as a leader who communicates well and keeps your team well informed. Ask the team members for their input and recommendations for improvements within the department. Tips For a Successful Start For a New Leader By Matt Kupec (mattkupec.org)
  4. 4.  #3: Establish a 90 Day Plan Don’t try to come in and change the world in the first few months. It’s exhausting and counterproductive. Try to establish some reasonable goals for your first 90 days. You are in this for the long haul and this is a marathon. You want results and you want them pretty quickly but don’t force things. Articulate your short term goals and make sure you are working towards achieving them. This really helps manage expectations. Tips For a Successful Start For a New Leader By Matt Kupec (mattkupec.org)
  5. 5.  #4: Look for An Early Success At the same time, though, if you can have an early victory that will help establish yourself as a person who brings results. And the more you can generate results, the more successful you will be! Producing an early success is not a necessity but it you can produce a success story, something to showcase to your team and the Board, it will help reinforce to the organization that they made the right hire in you. Tips For a Successful Start For a New Leader By Matt Kupec (mattkupec.org)
  6. 6.  #5: Manage Up This is an overlooked tactic in establishing a good start at your new organization. You need a good relationship with your boss. Get to know what your boss’ work style, how often does your boss want to meet, and what does your boss expect in your work performance. You report to the boss and you need to make sure you are operating in a manner that your boss appreciates. A good working relationship with your boss will make your life so much easier! Tips For a Successful Start For a New Leader By Matt Kupec (mattkupec.org)
  7. 7.  #6: Breathe Make sure you breathe. You will be in a hurry to get everything done immediately. Everybody will want your time. Everybody will want to meet you and talk with you. Take some time to think, reflect and make decisions. Block time on your calendar just for you! And remember that you won’t be able to accomplish everything for everybody in the first ninety days. Follow these tips and you will get off to a remarkable start as the new leader!! Tips For a Successful Start For a New Leader By Matt Kupec (mattkupec.org)

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