Slow down when you first step into a new leadership role. As you’re learning and trying new things, it’s critical to give yourself enough time to see if the path you’re taking is the best one for you and your team. Having ample time will give you an opportunity to plan appropriately and sufficiently as you start to think about implementing change.
Define success. Think through a realistic picture of what success and improvement looks like to you. Decide the kind of leader you want to be, and the kind of team you want to have. Include your superior and make an effort to understand their picture of success. This will create alignment and will ensure you have their support in this leadership role.