FLR | Why First Impressions Really Matter With Your New Leadership Promotion | Friday Leadership Report

[FLR] | Why First Impressions Really Matter With Your New Leadership Promotion | Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday,

Winning an F1 race & winning the respect of your team have a lot in common.

Let me explain.

As a leader, first impressions are everything & happen more quickly can you can imagine.

You may seem like that is a firm or even incorrect statement.

Think of the time when you met your boss for the first time. What was that experience like & even more importantly, to what extent is that still informing your relationship with them?

The way you introduce yourself, what you wear, how well you keep yourself, the tone of your voice, the elements in your office all set the stage for leading your team.

According to Princeton researchers, you are judged by your likeability, competence, aggressiveness & trustworthiness in a tenth of a second.

That is not a typo.

The first tenth of a second, meeting with your new team is crucial in your new leadership role.

F1 races are won & lost in 10ths of seconds. Teams invest 100’s of hours preparing before the start of the race to prepare and win the pole position.

How will you prepare for the pole position in your new role? This is the science of the first impression

Ask Lewis Hamilton.

Along the road with you!

Alan

  • Science says people decide these 12 things within seconds of meeting you | Insider
  • The Best Leaders Make Unforgettable First Impressions | Forbes
  • How to Reshape Your Leadership Brand as You Start a New Role | Harvard Business Journal
  • First impressions aren’t what they used to be. Are yours captivating? | Zayna Rose | TEDxQueensU