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March 18, 2024 44 mins

Are you new to leading a veteran team? Find out how to avoid common leadership pitfalls and earn your team's trust and respect!

In this insightful episode of "Manager to Manager," Kamaria chats with Milista Anderson, a seasoned leader currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer at a recruiting and solutions firm.

Milista shares the nuances of stepping into leadership positions within established teams and offers valuable advice for new leaders, encapsulating her experience into three memorable guidelines:

  • Avoiding the "I've come to save the day" mentality
  • Refraining from making unkeepable promises 
  • Be cautious when approached by eager volunteers aiming for the second-in-command position.

She stresses the importance of taking a consultative approach, engaging with team members to understand their perspectives and leveraging their insights to drive positive change. 

The discussion also touches on the personal growth and self-awareness that come with leadership roles. Milista reflects on her continuous learning journey, emphasizing the importance of leaving a positive impact on the teams and individuals she encounters.

By sharing her experiences and the lessons she's learned, Milista aims to inspire current and aspiring leaders to approach their roles with humility, respect, and a genuine desire to improve their teams and themselves.

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