New Managers Should Focus on Helping Their Teams, Not Pleasing Their Bosses

by Karen Dillon

Most newly appointed managers quickly realize that the skills and qualities that earned them the promotion are very different from those that will serve them well as a leader. But in an effort to prove their mettle, they focus their attention upward, to their own higher ups, when they should be spending more time focusing on their new team. This “asymmetry of attention” can get new managers in a lot of trouble. Instead of trying to please your boss, make an effort to help your team members adjust to your new role by demonstrating three things: trust (you were likely promoted because you were good at your previous job but are you competent as a manager?); character (do you want to do the right things as a new leader?); and influence (will you have to right network, respect, and ability to get the job done?). (Read the full article)

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