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  1. New Market, New Manager Steve Worthy 48:20

You've recently been promoted. You’re a new leader in a new market. Are you really ready for this major change?

Listen in as we discuss the challenges and tips for new leaders in a new market, emphasizing the importance of assessing the market, understanding competition, building relationships, simplifying communication, and creating a positive culture!

Key Highlights:

[01:45] It’s a big deal when you get promoted into another market.

[03:01] Dealing with fear and imposter syndrome as a new leader in a new market

[05:35] The assessment process starts well before you take over the market

[07:27] Assess yourself from a market standpoint as it relates to your competition

[12:12] Even though you are promoted, you are not the new leader in influence

[14:54] Keep your messaging & communication simple

[21:36] You have to assess your team quickly!

[31:23] Create a plan before you enter the market & adjust if necessary

[36:51] Be adaptable as a retail leader

[41:50] What does it look like when I'm being successful?

Notable Quotes:

  • In retail, your competition is probably one or two blocks down. Sometimes they're in the adjacent shopping center!
  • Influence is gained. It is earned. It is not given.
  • Listen more than you talk. Ask a question, wait for the response.
  • You're not going to change the world in your very first 30 days. 
  • The worst thing that you can do is to have a number of people on your team that are just like you.
  • If you stay plateaued and your team plateaus, you're doing your team a disservice.
  • Be water, my friend. Change before it's necessary.

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Steven Worthy Leadership and Podcast Coach

Steve Worthy is a podcasting veteran; he began in 2007 with By Husbands For Husbands, a podcast and business focused on helping entrepreneurial husbands succeed professionally and personally by balancing work and family.

Steve is a seasoned business leader with over 25 years of executive retail leadership experience. His career is focused on assisting podcasters and leaders to find their unique voice and understand how to fit within their culture to advance their podcasts and career.

Currently, as an entrepreneur, Steve teaches both novice and experienced podcasters how to live stream through his Podcasters LIVE Academy. Steve views this as the best medium for podcasters to grow and engage with their audience authentically.

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