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First real program leadership role - any tips?

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Set expectations from the very beginning. Care about your team. Realize that as a leader you’re responsible for their growth and development. Also, different people requirement different management styles—some need nearly no supervision and vice vests. Good luck!

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Very solid advice above. I would just add - don’t forget to manage up and down and adjust the course when necessary. Good luck! You’ll be great!

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Be confident! I hate following a shaky leader who makes 50 different contradictory decisions or quickly changes course bc they are afraid of being hated. That being said, have the confidence to also admit when you need input from subordinates :$

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Be yourself, don't micromanage, treat your team well with respect, and always give praise for good work

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Great advices, no trolls. Dang, so unlike FB 😆. One more thing to add is set frequent check-ins with client stakeholder or engagement lead/manager so that you have a close pulse on their signal. If your team isn’t delivering, clarify/reset expectations but try not to direct, micro manage or blame. Be a servant leader.

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Excellent advice 🐠! Thank you! (For not trolling also!)

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Communication is key! Don’t be afraid to ask questions, especially if you’re unclear about what you’re being asked to do. Senior leadership and junior resources (ambitious ones anyway) prefer to be over-communicated with, not under. It get easier with time. Good luck!

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All good advice here but all internal facing (it’s important too). You’ll have to be hyper client relationships focused - spend meaningful time with executives, bring in your senior leadership when necessary and don’t be afraid to challenge your client when needed

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Good luck OP!

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Take everyone out for drinks 🍷

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