Lose the weight. I’m not talking about physical weight but dead weight from your department. Deal with staff who negatively affect the department. They “weigh” on time, energy and morale and are preventing the team from achieving excellence.
Exercise your role and lead by example. Now that you can move about freely because you cut away the dead weight, use the time and energy wisely to walk and talk to your staff on a daily basis. Share in their world; hear their suggestions, concerns and ideas. They are the people who make it happen daily. Demonstrate that you value the staff members who make the department and institution look good every single day.