The Reality of Being a First-time Manager

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


Expected Duration
26 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.


Understanding What a Manager Does

  • recognize the personal factors that impact a management position
  • describe organizational factors that will impact your new job as manager
  • recognize the typical demands that a manager must deal with
  • specify common constraints faced by managers
  • choose the best strategies for dealing with the mistake of taking on too much
  • identify strategies for overcoming the mistake of not asking for help
  • recognize strategies for helping you avoid projecting a lack of confidence




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