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Don’t fall into this new supervisor trap

About a year and a half ago, I did a short series of blog posts on the common mistakes made by first-time leaders.  I was reminded of those just recently when working with a group of relatively new supervisors at

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Common first time leader mistake – thinking you can be everything to everyone all the time

For the last two weeks, I’ve been doing a short series on the blog about common leadership mistakes made by many a first time leader. So far, I’ve blogged about thinking you can control your staff, assuming the title means

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Common first time leader mistake – trying to be best friends with the team

Last week I wrote a couple of blog posts about the most common mistakes made by first time leaders – thinking you can control your staff and assuming the title means respect – and I had promised a couple more

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Common first time leader mistake – assuming the title means respect

Earlier this week I started a short series of blog posts on the most common first time leader mistakes by addressing this one – thinking you can control your staff. Today I have a second – assuming that the title

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Common first time leader mistake – thinking you can control your staff

I recently conducted several leadership development programs for young leaders; not “young” necessarily in age, but young in terms of tenure in formal leadership roles. We got in an extended conversation about the common mistakes that new leaders make; ironically,

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