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Leading for the first time? 7 simple tips to connect with your team

Making others feel safe is key to having influence. Image: Bigstock.
Remember that wonderful feeling when you met someone for the first time and you just ‘clicked’? That positive energy and ease that came with your feeling of connection. How might you create that sense of connection with your team as you step into a people leader role for the first time? And what if you’re working virtually, what then? The good news is that there are seven simple tips to connect which work equally well face to face or virtually.  Start with an open mind When you meet w