When moving into that first-time leadership role, get a head start, manage your message, build your team. Get a head start by having a plan and putting an emphasis on jump-starting relationships. Manage your message by making sure what you do matches what you say matches what you fundamentally believe. Then apply the components of the BRAVE leadership success framework to build your team.
The BRAVE Leadership Success Framework: Behaviors, Relationships, Attitudes, Values, Environment
Behaviors are the actions that make real lasting impact on others.
Relationships are the heart of leadership. If you can’t connect, you can’t lead.
Attitude encompasses strategic, posture, and culture choices around how to win.
Values are the bedrock of a high performing team. Get clear on what really matters.
Environment sets the context for everything else in terms of where you are playing.
Behaviors flow from relationships. But you can’t get there until you’re aligned on environment, values, and attitude choices. Thus we suggest leading from the outside in: from the environment, through values and attitudes, to relationships and behaviors. As a first-time leader, it’s hard to know where to start, you have expectations coming at you from all angles, your boss, your boss’s boss, your peers, your team. If you don’t build yourself a platform to stand on, you will not be able to stand for long.