First Time Manager: Understanding a Manager’s Role

Anyone who is exploring a career move into management, or who has been promoted or hired into a management role for the first time

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Expected Duration
60 minutes

Most new managers don’t realize how much their new role differs from that of an individual contributor. Often, they have misconceptions about what managing entails, and they may be surprised to learn that the skills and methods required for success as an individual contributor and those needed for success as a manager are very different. This course describes some of the myths about management and their corresponding truths in order to clarify what managers really do. It also points to the typical demands and constraints of a manager’s job. Finally, it describes strategies for dealing with common mistakes of first-time managers. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.


Understanding What a Manager Does

  • distinguish between myths and truths about management
  • recognize the typical constraints and demands that a manager must deal with
  • determine the best strategies for dealing with common mistakes of a first-time manager, in a given scenario




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