Leadership Tips from a Successful First Time Manager with Moe Riyami

In The Lead: Leadership for Everyday People

Feb 3 2022 • 48 mins

In this weeks episode of the In the Lead Show, I have a conversation with Moe Riyami, Manager, Learning and Development. Moe recently made the transition to becoming a manager in a large Fortune 100 company and used skills he has picked up throughout his life to lead various teams. Moe shares insights, lessons and tips on how to be a leader as a first time manager. Tapping into his experience being a leader on the soccer field, Moe says if the team isn't winning, no one is.

A United States immigrant born in Dubai with a passion for traveling, Mohammed Riyami, known by friends and colleagues as Moe, has a passion for exploring and discovering different perspectives on life. Moe spent the beginning of his college career traveling Europe. Coming home to be closer to family, Moe graduated from North Carolina State University and shortly after began his career at Cisco as an intern. Today, Moe leads a team in Learning and Development. Pulling in his years of experience in team building, Moe takes pride in creating a team environment that is built on trust and respect. When Moe is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and young son. Inspired to create a legacy his son can look up to, Moe believes that being a true leader requires compassion, understanding and trust.

Jennifer Tsang is an ICF Leadership Coach who partners with executives, leaders & everyday people to build more consciousness into how they lead their teams and most importantly, themselves. She believes that leadership is an inside out approach. As someone who has worked on her own personal development and self-leadership for over 15 years, she started her coaching practice in 2020 to help others discover how to lead themselves and grow professionally and personally. Today, Jennifer offers a wide variety of programs and services – from individual coaching, to group and team coaching and facilitated group conversations.

Show Highlights

  • To be a good manager/leader, you need to build trust, compassion and understanding
  • Find ways to personalize your approach to #leadership - it is not a one sized fits all approach
  • Accept failure as an opportunity to learn and grow
  • Trusting your gut is an important skill for any new leader/manager
  • Being an authentic leader instead of trying to fit the idea of what people think you should be

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  1. Coaching Website: https://coachwithinsight.com/
  2. Show website: https://intheleadshow.com
  3. Twitter: https://twitter/com/jenntsang
  4. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenn-tsang
  5. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLH82NqeTJPyr3Yi_saY3Ng

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