1Getting on Top of Your New Role


Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter you should be able to:

• Discuss the issues involved in the transition from individual contributor to manager.

• Build productive relationships with subordinates.

• Build productive relationships with peers.

• Create a plan for the first 90 days in your new job.

It’s Monday morning, day 1 of your new job as a first-time manager. You looked the same in the mirror. Perhaps you dressed a bit more formally this morning, but not dramatically so. If you’re working for the same company that you worked for yesterday, you probably rubbed shoulders with the same people in the ...

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