Wissam Adib
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As fast as your team

When you take on a new leadership role, you're going to feel the urge to jump in and start working on the projects that are most important to success. With your experience, negotiating a difficult contract or improving customer service is child's play. 

These early wins are important: they build trust, and create momentum towards a better future.

But if projects are always dependent on you to be successful, then you've demoted yourself to a doer rather than a leader. 

Do the early wins, and then move quickly to building your team's capability. This requires a safe space to learn, and to fail. If we learned to walk on the edge of a cliff, no one would walk. 

In the long run, you'll only move as fast as your team can handle. 

Wissam Adib