Date Added: Jan 2010
After being recognized for years of accomplishing tasks and making individual contributions, new leaders are suddenly confronted with a much different situation. They are now held accountable for the work of others - both their successes, and perhaps more troubling, their mistakes and poor performance. Thus, one of the most common pitfalls that new leaders can face is lapsing back into doing rather than managing. A new leader may overlook establishing relationships with lateral peers in other groups that they or their subordinates may rely on to meet their goals.