Congratulations! You’ve just been appointed into your first leadership role. Are you ready?
Of course, you are. You’ve read a couple of books and your last manager made it look so easy. So all you have to do now is get on with it. Is it that simple? This new leadership role is your first opportunity to make a big impact on the business, but that opportunity also can bring some challenges, not least of these are people and procedures.

This in mind, Triple Three Solutions is here to help you get a head start in your new role. Did you know that the first 100 days in a new job are some of the most important? According to a ‘Jobvite survey, 30% of job seekers have left a job within 90 days of starting’ –

In this blog, we have covered just a few of the key aspects to consider when stepping into your new leadership position. Whether it’s managing a team or managing your time; there is plenty to think about. At Triple Three Solutions we consider that it’s pretty important to remember these 3 things when embracing your new role.


One of the most important things to do in a new leadership role is to get to know your team. Make sure to listen to and respect your staff and they will do the same to you. The safest bet is to lead by example and stay humble; everything else should fall into place!

Remember to be clear and concise when communicating with your team; be it about deadlines, project expectations, teamwork matters or otherwise. By creating a strong line of communication, you set yourself and your team up for success.

 “A Leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way”

– John Maxwell.

Plan ahead:

Many would say that the key to success is to plan ahead. By creating a 100-day plan, you are giving yourself time to become well-adjusted and settled in your leadership position. Think about developing your own skills along with your goals within the business. Like any other plan, once it’s agreed, check in regularly with yourself and your team to ensure you are all going in the same direction.

‘By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail’

– Benjamin Franklin.

Be ready to learn:

Although you feel that you have been developed to take on this role; there is always so much more to learn and so many resources available to you; webinars; podcasts; YouTube; TED talks; books (written or audio). Developing your own skills and behaviours is crucial in order to succeed in any role. To succeed as a leader is pivotal to the company’s, the team’s and your success. Remember that whilst you were hired for a reason, you have probably mastered your previous role and you now have a lot to bring to this new role, there is always room to learn more. In sport, for example, a team’s success is down to their coach. Are you ready to take on the role of team coach?

“Leadership’s not a title. It’s a behaviour. Live it.”

Robin Sharma.

How we can help:

When you need to work on your (or your team’s) development needs, look no further than Triple Three Solutions. We offer ‘bite-size’ training programmes for leaders and their teams as well as one to one coaching programmes. We love inspiring you to inspire your people to be the very best they can be.

For more information, or for any other HR Advice, get in touch today. Call us on 0333 050 3330 or send an email to