I recently switched departments at work. This is a common thing in our company and facilitates personal and professional development for leaders, as well as simply changing up the leadership voice for each department.
Receiving a new assignment as a leader comes with a responsibility to NOT act. As leaders, we are wired to act, act, act, and create change around us constantly. We want to develop and evolve our tasks at hand. However, we need to also remember to stop, look, and listen to those around us. If I were to come into this new challenge and change stuff up immediately – even if it made perfect sense – I would absolutely isolate my employees and miss out on their valuable input and insights.
As leaders, we need to slow down sometimes.
We need to earn the respect our employees, followers, and peers.
By stopping, looking, and listening, we will achieve success.