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January 8, 2024 43 mins

Are you stepping into a people leader role and feeling the weight of responsibility? You're not alone. In this insightful episode of Manager to Manager, we welcome Eric Girard, a leadership development expert with a wealth of experience in guiding new managers through the complexities of modern leadership.

In our candid and enlightening conversation, Eric draws on his extensive background to share invaluable lessons for emerging leaders. He emphasizes the critical role of empathy in management, not as a soft skill but as a key driver of team engagement and performance. Eric also shares his personal journey from team member to team leader, revealing the challenges and triumphs he encountered along the way.

But it's more than just personal growth; Eric shares practical strategies for self-care and managing change. He highlights how to effectively support your team during transitions, using empathy and understanding to foster a resilient and adaptive work environment. Eric also shares his insights on the nuances of leadership versus management, offering guidance on how to lead with fairness, kindness, and a focus on results.

This episode is a must-listen for anyone navigating the new terrain of leadership. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of what it truly means to be a leader and how to make a positive impact in your managerial role.

 

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Connect with Eric Girard on LinkedIn

Learn more about Girard Training Solutions

Get Lead Like a Pro: The Essential Guide for New Managers

 

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