Become a team leader
Going from being an individual contributor to filling the shoes of a leader is never easy.
The good news is that most of the skills associated with leadership can be learned.
Being self-aware, understanding each individual, and using what you know to nurture solid relationships will help you build a strong team and in the end, reach your goals.
Get to know yourself
To become a team leader, you have to understand what motivates people. Daniel Pink breaks down 4-decades of research on what drives people to act. Surprise, it isn’t money, but rather intrinsic motivation.
"Drive is the rare book that will get you to think and inspire you to act. Pink makes a strong, science-based case for rethinking motivation--and then provides the tools you need to transform your life."
-Dr. Mehmet Oz, co-author of YOU: The Owners Manual
Read the first chapter of this book. We guarantee you’ll be spending your free time rushing to read the rest of it.
Daniel Goleman explains why emotional intelligence is the most important part of leadership. An excellent article.