It starts with hiring.
Milestone Alert! You’re adding to your team. This next level will demand a new version of you. I have enjoyed building with a team. Even just having them meet with me weekly was great. Talk about challenges and update them. It’s brought a new level of accountability.
I’ve learned a lot about being a leader, the company culture that I want to have, and overcoming my first challenges with team dynamics. Here are some tips that I'll be applying moving forward.
Take time hiring. Really make sure that people are committed and want the same things as you. Ask thoughtful questions.
Take the time to prep orientation materials prior to interviews. You want to have everything together to onboard them and set them up for success.
Don't be afraid to hold people accountable. It's not fun, but it is your job. Communicate with care, and people will show up for you.
Invest in getting to know your team outside of work. What drives them, and what do they want? Use your network to support them, and you will get an ROI
Deadlines are great but life is super real. No one is going to die if you make a spelling error in an email or miss a meeting/deadline.
That last one is incredibly important, and I hope that anyone who reads this takes this to heart if they are on the receiving end of a canceled meeting or a spelling error email.
I try to give people grace when it comes to these things. One thing does not equal a pattern. What we are building is important, but sometimes real life takes precedence.
Appreciate those that have commented! Until my next update! Besos,