Here’s my best advice to you if you’re a brand-new manager. These are the things you need to do before you even think about learning more substantive management skills.
What you’ll learn from this episode:
What to do as a new manager:
- Do nothing for 90. Don’t do anything new, big, or change-oriented for 90 days after you get that job. You should observe, learn, get to know, and connect with people on your team.
- Look at your employee team as your client base. Change your mindset. Focus on the people doing the work, don’t focus on the work.
- You are not a super-user. Reflect back questions. When they come to you to help them fix something, don’t fix it. Help them fix it.
How to relate with your new boss:
- Take some time to find out what your boss needs from you. What can you do to help them be successful?
- Know what your current goals are. If your boss doesn’t give them to you, then create them and communicate them. “Don’t wait for clarity – create it!”
- Find out what the expectations of managers are in your organization.
Featured on the Show and Other Notes:
- My podcast on Managing Former Peers
- If you happen to be in a company where they believe in The Player Coach Model
- I teach the more substantive skills you need to learn in my Manager Formula.
- My Facebook group for managers is called How to Lead.
- Please send your feedback and questions to email@example.com