Advice to New Managers

April 19, 2024

Leadership is all about building relationships and trust. It takes significant time and energy to learn more about people’s families and church, to learn their innermost needs and motivators, to find out how you can pray for them. But this work pays dividends throughout your role as a leader, because leadership is about empowering others to reach for their individual and your team’s shared goals. You cannot lead alone by doing most things yourself, but rather you should strive to learn the skills and strengths of others around you to see where you can delegate work to build on others’ strengths. Together you will be much more successful, and less stressed, than if you tried to do it alone.  


-Dr. Emily Hunter, Chair and Professor, Department of Management