Advice for new managers

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Understand that you…

  • Are nothing without your people, your team.
  • Cannot be everybody’s friend.
  • Are now one of ‘they’ (…as in ‘management’).  Your teams will look to you for direction, give it to them, whether ‘they’ have given you any or not.
  • Should have fun.  Just because you’ve become a manager does not mean you should take yourself too seriously.
  • Should not be afraid to ask questions, ask for help, even from your team. Admitting some vulnerability can lend to your credibility.
  • Remember that you set the example.

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