Client: I’ve never had to manage people before. It’s overwhelming and I can’t finish my regular work.
Ahhhh, that explains it. Now I can see why the team was frustrated with the vague directions, inconsistent feedback, and shifting priorities that we had been receiving from the client.
Hey, I get it, you have to start somewhere to learn how to lead and manage a team. If you find yourself in this position then be humble and listen to the people that are supporting you. They’ll give you a ground-level view and a sense of what’s important and what’s not.
As a new leader, you’ll still have to step in to organize people and make decisions. It’ll be much easier to do with people behind you that are looking out for your interests. Don’t lose them.