First-time leaders often react to their new situations by asking, “What have I gotten myself into?” The good news is that that is exactly the right question. As Steven Covey put it, “Seek first to understand.”1 Seek to understand the context for your leadership and then make choices around where to focus with that context in mind. This will make things in the future much more straightforward.
- Chapter 4: Environment: Get Clear on Your Mission and Fields of Action
- from First-Time Leader: Foundational Tools for Inspiring and Enabling Your New Team
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
- Released: February 2014
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