New people leader

Moving into a new role as a people leader feels tougher, harder and lonelier than I’d expected. To be successful in my new role I need to…

Mindset

8 learning activities

I am one of the crew

As a manager I understand that people will perceive and treat me differently. I need to act differently to show I represent the organisation.

Vision

2 learning activities

I focus on day to day tasks and short term goals

I understand my team's role in delivering on our organisation's strategy and purpose and I connect my team to the big picture

Connecting

2 learning activities

I rely on my existing knowledge and network to get work done

I build relationships with my team and across my organisation. I seek out and listen to diverse points of view and focus on building an inclusive team culture

Feedback

4 learning activities

I am focussed on my own performance

I improve the performance of my team by setting clear expectations, giving timely feedback and having the tough conversations

Development conversations

11 learning activities

I focus on my own development

I have regular development conversations

Coaching and mentoring

8 learning activities

I focus on my own development

I coach my team members to be the best they can be

Achieving

2 learning activities

I do work myself and as the technical expert, provide solutions as needed

I plan, prioritise and delegate work. I build my team’s capability to deliver on our priorities.

Processes

2 learning activities

I do my 'admin' and follow my organisations processes

I role model the core management processes and practice of human resources, finance, procurement and technology

Spirit of Service, Leadership Character, Think Customer, Think Aotearoa underpin the development priorities.