Making it easier

Here are a few things you can do to make it easier on you.

Relax a little

New managers feel an extra pressure to show results and to prove themselves in a new role. In most cases, this pressure is self-generated. In fact, a new manager may have a little bit of a honeymoon period, since the senior managers understand that there's a learning curve involved. The extra attention you may be getting could also be because people want to help you and not just scrutinize you.

Different people respond to pressure in different ways. Some may respond aggressively and try to do too much and others may become too circumspect and try to do too little. Either way may not be the best way forward.

Let's look at some scenarios and responses from different ...

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