Overseeing your first project as a newly minted team leader can be an exciting step in your professional journey. However, those new to a leadership position may struggle initially to let go of tasks they’re accustomed to handling themselves, especially during their first forays into project management. However, learning how to delegate and manage without micromanaging are critical components of becoming a good leader.
So how can new leaders ensure they’re providing the support their team needs without overstepping boundaries or tackling tasks other roles within the team are better suited for? Below, members of Business Journals Leadership Trust share their best tips for new leaders who need guidance on overseeing projects and delegation without micromanaging their teams.
6. Provide the needed resources.
Remember, you are no longer the doer, you are the leader. Your ability to know the details will help you guide and teach your team so they can grow and do great work. They need you to lead them, provide the resources and knock down obstacles for them. Ask questions, have them show you what they are doing and explain their thinking, and suggest options if needed, but do not do their work for them. – Aviva Ajmera, SoLVE KC