How to Prepare New Managers To Succeed

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Do You Know How to Prepare New Managers To Succeed?
New managers have a very challenging, but potentially very rewarding, track ahead of them. The key to success is their preparation…they, with the help of proven new manager training, need to be ready and set before they go.  Do you know how to prepare new managers to succeed?

Previous Leadership Experiences Help
Any previous leadership role can provide new managers with some idea of what’s involved in managing others effectively…whether as head of a scout troop, chair of a community volunteer program, or business project leader. In every case, the best managers understand that they exist because of and for their team. Their success will be measured not by their own individual accomplishments but by the success of the team.

But How to Prepare New Managers to Succeed?
How do you help your new managers prepare to:

  • Take the reins
  • Set expectations
  • Motivate a disparate group of individuals to work together
  • Keep your team engaged and delivering high quality results

Three Steps to Prepare New Managers To Succeed
There are so many skills from new manager training best practices to learn, but it can be done. Here are three ways to set new supervisors up to succeed:

1.  Find a Proven Management Development Program
Many new manager training programs exist. All promise results, but the difference between success and failure is execution – before, during, and after the solution – and in focusing on manager scenarios that matter most for your unique strategy and culture.  The knowledge, skills and abilities to manage others is not intuitive and, for all but a few, does not come naturally.

  • Deloitte reported that companies invest the highest percent of their training dollars (35%) in management and leadership development.
  • Our employee engagement data tells us only 25% of employees rate their companies as good at helping individuals transition into their first managerial roles.

Make sure you select a new supervisor training program that is customized to your needs, highly interactive and comes with a proven system for coaching, reinforcement and measurement. Focus first on the five disciplines of managing others and how they play out in your organization:

  1. Understanding a manager’s role in your organization
  2. Communicating as a manager
  3. Implementing performance planning
  4. Motivating and incentives
  5. Prioritizing and delegating

2.  Find a Mentor
Initially, it would be ideal to shadow the previous manager or someone in a similar role so you can get a sense of what the job will entail. Then try to find a mentor for the long-term with whom you can:

  • Share concerns
  • Figure out what you need to learn
  • Get practical advice on challenging issues

A consistent and supportive mentor can be invaluable in helping make the transition to management smooth and relatively problem-free.

3.  Find a Group of New Managers
Regular meetings with other new managers can be enormously helpful in learning how to deal effectively with problems as they arise. Find a cohort of peers to:

  • Share experiences
  • Debate options
  • Offer solutions
  • Discuss common

An open forum with management peers can be a boon for new managers and create the confidence required to take on the management mantle.

The Bottom Line
Now you know how to prepare new managers to succeed.  Design and deliver proven new manager training to provide the fundamentals, find mentors to provide experienced feedback and create a forum for new managers to discuss issues and solve problems with their peers.

To learn more about how to prepare new managers to succeed, Download the New Manager Toolkit Now

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