New Manager Articles

  • Why Conflict Is Good—And How to Embrace It as a Manager

    Why Conflict Is Good—And How to Embrace It as a Manager

    January 20, 2020

    Succeeding as a leader means being a master of relationships. You need to know how to connect with people at all levels in the organization through the good and the bad—especially the bad.  Because where there’s conflict, there’s an opportunity to grow.  “If your team is wrought with conflict and respond to each other in a tit for tat fashion your department...

  • To transition from employee to manager, you need to think differently.

    To Go From Employee to Manager, You Need to Adopt These 6 Attitudes

    December 4, 2017

    Research shows going from an individual contributor to a manager is one of the most difficult and stressful times in a person’s career. Why? It’s a time where professionals have to do more than just learn new skills, like say learning Google AdWords or Photoshop. Instead, it’s a time when professionals have to completely rethink the way they work. “You've spent...

  • New managers almost always struggle in at least one of these areas, if not all three.

    The 3 Things New Managers Struggle With the Most

    October 6, 2017

    New managers struggle. Just like new salespeople struggle or new engineers struggle or rookie professional athletes struggle. Very few people are good at anything the minute they start doing it. The difference is that when new individual contributors struggle, it just affects them. But, when new managers struggle, it’s a multiplier, as it affects everyone on...

  • New managers should do these seven things to survive their first week on the job.

    7 Things Every New Manager Should Do In Their First Month...

    December 19, 2016

    Becoming a new manager should be a great time in a person’s life. They’ve worked hard to advance their career and were rewarded with a...

  • Doing these three things will help any new manager establish themself as the boss.

    How a New Manager Should Assert Their Authority

    December 5, 2016

    A manager’s first few weeks can feel paradoxical. “On the one hand, you must establish quality rapport with your team,” LinkedIn...