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Becoming a New Manager: Expert Solutions to Everyday Challenges

Book Description

You've just been promoted to a managerial position for the first time -- congratulations! But beware: the managerial role differs markedly from the individual contributor role. Go into the job with mistaken assumptions about what to expect, and you just may be blindsided by surprising realities.

This book helps you lay the foundation for succeeding in your new role, explaining how to:

· Discard the "doer" role of the individual contributor for the orchestrating role of the manager

· Adjust your leadership style to maximize your team's performance

· Balance conflicting expectations from your boss, peers, and direct reports

· Deal productively with the stresses and new emotions that come with being a manager

Table of Contents

  1. Pocket Mentor Series
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Table of Contents
  5. Mentor’s Message: A Challenging and Rewarding Journey
  6. Becoming a New Manager: The Basics
    1. Understanding Myths About Management
      1. “I’ll use the same skills as before”
      2. “I’ll have power”
      3. “I’ll have a lot more freedom”
      4. “I’ll always have control”
      5. “I’ll learn the job primarily through training”
    2. Understanding Complex Expectations
      1. What you’ll expect of yourself
      2. What your direct reports, bosses, and peers will expect of you
      3. How to manage conflicting expectations
    3. Defining Your New Role
      1. Becoming an agenda setter
      2. Becoming a network builder
      3. Taking a broader view
    4. Managing Teams
      1. Why create teams?
      2. How to manage a team
    5. Managing Individual Employees
      1. Understanding managerial styles
      2. Knowing when and how to give feedback
      3. Using coaching
      4. Understanding the “triangle of relationships”
    6. Promoting Diversity and Group Culture
      1. Understanding forms of diversity
      2. Grasping intangible dimensions of diversity
      3. Understanding group culture
      4. Shaping the culture of a new group
    7. Embracing Your New Identity
      1. Understanding your motivations
      2. Assessing your ability to do the job
      3. Recognizing the new you
    8. Strengthening Your Emotional Intelligence
      1. What is emotional intelligence?
      2. Enhancing your EI
    9. Coping with New Feelings
      1. What to expect
      2. Role strain
      3. Endless problem solving
      4. Isolation
      5. Burdens of leadership
      6. Easing the strain
    10. Reaping the Rewards of Being a Manager
      1. Satisfying important psychological needs
      2. Developing and growing
      3. Collaborating
  7. Tips and Tools
    1. Tools for Becoming a New Manager
    2. Test Yourself
      1. Answers to test questions
    3. To Learn More
      1. Articles
      2. Books
      3. eLearning Programs
  8. Sources for Becoming a New Manager
  9. How to Order