What is Most Important When Managing Teams for the First Time?

I was walking with some long-time friends who both just received promotions and suddenly found themselves managing teams for the first time. They’ve both been operating mainly as individual contributors for the last 15 years with great success but found themselves in a new environment where they experienced the challenges of leadership within a company. One of them asked me:

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Surfer, Kiter, 3x Entrepreneur in the consumer space. Currently advising, investing, and consulting.

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Chris Herbert

Surfer, Kiter, 3x Entrepreneur in the consumer space. Currently advising, investing, and consulting.