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February 1, 2022
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Skillsoft: The Reality of Being a First-time Manager

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Professional Development at Your Fingertips

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The first-time manager often doesn't realize how much their new role differs from that of an individual contributor. They may have misconceptions about what being a new boss entails, and be surprised to learn that the skills and methods required for success as an individual contributor and those needed for success as a new manager are very different. This course describes some of the myths about managing people and their corresponding truths in order to clarify what a new leader really does. It also points to the typical demands and constraints of a manager's job. Finally, it describes strategies for dealing with common mistakes when managing for the first time.


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

Target Audience

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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