While there are many books out there which tell you what you need to do to succeed as a leader, the truth is there is no magic blueprint.
At the same time, I believe that there are some things that you can do to set yourself up for success.
One of the most important, and often overlooked by all of us (myself included), is to make sure that you have some support in place.
Truth is it can be really lonely at the top and having someone divorced from the day to day challenges, like a coach or mentor, can really make a difference.
This type of support can help you through the initial challenges, offering you someone to talk through concerns with, provide you with some reassurance and provide you with strategies and ideas to accelerate the transition.
So if you are struggling as a new leader, take some time to determine what support could make a real difference in accelerating your progress.
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
Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 6,000 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.