This is Part IV of a six-part series about leadership for engineers preparing for their first professional leadership role.
You learn that you’ve been selected to take on a leadership position within your firm. While the extra salary and corner office are what you’ve sought, you feel a little tight in the chest when you think about the responsibilities you’ll be taking on. Until now you’ve been responsible for yourself, your work and being a team player. Starting next Monday you’re going to be responsible for a branch of six engineers, three technicians and an administrative assistant, their work, their mistakes, and building the team.
Where to begin?