Musthafa Ebadi
5 Mistakes New Managers Make!
by Musthafa Ebadi on December 8th, 2014

​Over the years I have observed many new managers and while they do some excellent things right out of the gate there are some mistakes that they make along the way.

Below is the list of top 8 mistakes that I have complied over the years:

 
1. The only decision maker:
New Managers think they have to make all the decisions. Trying to make every decision will only turn them into a micro-manager. Strong leaders know there are numerous decisions that can be made just as well by others, and there’s no better way to allow others to develop their leadership skills than by letting them make decisions.

2. Knowing Everything:
Many managers think they know everything. Regardless of how smart you may think you are, nobody wants to work for (or be led by) someone who comes across as a “know-it-all.” Strong leaders know there is always more to learn, and they actively seek out new things to learn each day.

3. No One Is Watching:
Leaders are leaders 24/7, and one of the easiest ways to undermine their ability to lead is by being one person while leading and a different person at other times.

4. Its All About You:
Some Managers thinks its all about them. I am sorry to disappoint you but its not. It’s about the team. There is no need for a leader if there is no one to lead. The measurement of a team is best seen in the sum of the results of the people. If the results are greater as a team than they are individually, then the leader is doing what they’re supposed to be doing.

5. Being afraid to lead when it’s time to lead.
Anyone can lead when things are good. It’s when times are rough is when leadership is needed. Don’t be afraid to stand up and make the tough call. You’ll earn more respect for making the tough decision, regardless if it is ultimately right or wrong, than you will for shirking your responsibilities and not leading at all.

​Feel free to agree, disagree, or share your perspective using the comment section of this post.
 
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