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You have moved through stages of thinking about what the challenges are when transitioning from a friend to a leader.

You have had an opportunity to consider this through the lens of leader-member exchange theory, other leadership theories, and the role of emotions management and consider how these can support you to move into the responsibility for supervising and leading people to achieve outcomes for the organisation.

Now it is time to synthesise your learning into a plan that will support you. Using notes the information you have engaged with during the course, develop a plan in the format that is most useful to you.

Consider including the following:

  • Who you want to be as a leader
  • What sort of leadership theories you can draw on
  • What you can do to enhance the leader-member exchange
  • What you will do to enhance trust with your team, your supervisors and your colleagues
  • What steps you will take to improve management of your emotions to achieve good results
  • Considering the experience of others, what practical steps you will take including communication to ease the transition

Again, feel free to share any of your thoughts with your fellow learners in the comments. In the next step, we’ll wrap up and talk about where to from here.

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