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Becoming a Manager: How New Managers Master the Challenges of Leadership by Linda A. Hill

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9

Easing the Transformation

With this study we have had a rare glimpse into the subjective experience of becoming a manager and proposed a framework for understanding that very complex transition. The new managers provided surprisingly consistent accounts of their first year as managers and from those we have extracted two themes:

1. Becoming a manager required a profound psychological adjustment—a transformation. Some transitions are changes that keep an individual on a fixed career track, like the pilot’s minor adjustments in heading an airplane to maintain a steady course. Others—like the promotion to management—are turning points shifting the entire balance and direction of one’s career, like the pilot’s submitting a new flight plan when ...

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