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New leader?  Show, don't tell

It can be tempting as a team leader to want to tout your experiential background, your educational milestones or career achievements in order to garner credibility. Let your immediate superior do that, but avoid doing this yourself.  You can easily be perceived as a braggart or as not possessing self confidence if you insist on articulating your resume highlights to your new team. Instead, let your actions speak for your competence. Excel in your role, and your team will grow into trusting your expertise.