New Managers Readiness
Are your new managers ready to lead? There is much you can, and should, do to prepare new managers to lead others. Hopefully, your managers have spent time laying the groundwork for their upcoming leadership responsibilities. Taking on a management position is a wonderful opportunity to grow and to have a real impact on your company’s success.
Are Your New Managers Ready to Lead?
Here are tips from our 20+ years of helping new managers and supervisors get ready to lead others.
Get Ready to be a New Manager
There are many ways to practice being a manager and cultivate leadership behaviors before you actually have the title. To make your new managers ready:
As you sort out what works best at your company, see if you, too, can practice new manager training skills around effective communication, setting goals, gaining agreement, giving feedback, and making decisions.
You may stumble as you stretch, but consider small failures as a way to learn how to do things better next time. Great leaders learn from their mistakes.
Fine tune your people sense and learn about different communication and working styles. When you can interact effectively with a variety of personalities, you are well on your way to earning a leadership position.
Effective managers don’t hide from problems; they spend their energy on solving them.
The Bottom Line
Now it’s time to welcome your opportunity and run with it. You will continue to learn through experience. Just make sure you maintain positive, open relationships with your team, work through issues together, and set a premium on continuous improvement.
To learn more about making your new managers ready to lead at the next level, download 3 Must-Have Ingredients of High Performing Teams for New Managers
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