Consider the following common scenario. After years of hard work and honing your professional skills, you are promoted to a position of leadership. You’re all raring to go, but lack a real awareness of what it means to shift from being led to becoming the new boss. And you need to figure it out quickly before you lose equity and quite possibly your job.
What can new executives do to ensure that they’re not another statistic? What steps should they take to help them enjoy a lasting, productive and fulfilling leadership experience?
These are some of the questions that NLEResouces.com contributor Rabbi Naphtali Hoff, PsyD, an executive coach and leadership expert, addresses in his new book, Becoming the New Boss: The New Leaders Guide to Sustained Success.
“As a former new leader,” Hoff says, “I can personally attest to the many challenges that new leaders face. My goal in writing the book is to help new leaders achieve immediate success and enjoy a long, fruitful tenure in their positions.”
Using a combination of best-practice research, leadership stories and personal anecdotes, Hoff explores some of the most important issues that new leaders grapple with. These include:
- The essence of leadership, and how it differs from management
- The importance of developing a leadership character
- How to make a great impression and start off on the right foot
- Ways to develop deep, balanced workplace relationships
- When and how to approach change
- How to maintain work-life balance
- Strategies to avoid burnout
- And much more