From Manager To Leader: Making The Mindset Shift

Taking your first step into leadership is probably one of the biggest career steps that you make.

While it is vital to learn about the tools and techniques of leading, it is also important to pay attention to making the mindset shift.

So what do I mean by making the mindset shift? I mean mentally making the shift to being a leader, which includes:

  1. Recognising that you have to deliver different results.
  2. Investing your time on those activities that contribute to the results you are now expected to deliver.
  3. Accepting that there is going to be some discomfort as you take on new and bigger challenges.
  4. Letting go of the stuff that you should not be doing any more.
  5. Being ready and willing to make mistakes and learning from them.

Truth is much of stepping into leadership successfully is as much about attitude of mind as it is about what you do.

Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to achieve success and realize their professional potential through being highly effective leaders and managers. For more information and to sign up for his free audio e-course click here

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 7,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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