New managers, here’s a tip to help you gain traction quickly in your new role.
In those first few months, focus on this:
1. Observe, listen and understand your team, projects, and processes
2. Avoid knee-jerk reactions
3. Determine what is noise and what is signal. In other words, what are the low-payoff activities that distract and what are the 1-2 key areas what will create the most impact.
4. Simplify. Focus your time on the vital few for maximum results.