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Suddenly In Charge: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around by Matuson R Chinsky

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CHAPTER TWOFrom Me to We

It’s Really Not about You!

Even star quarterbacks, like the New England Patriots’ Tom Brady, know that you cannot score consistently without a strong team behind you. The same holds true in management. So why do so many newly promoted managers fail to transition from a mindset of “It’s all about me” to one that acknowledges that “It’s all about us”?

I’ve witnessed a number of situations where newly minted managers started heading down the field without looking back to see if anyone was following them. The result was always disaster. In some cases, the manager was able to recover from this fumble. For everyone who recovered, however, there were two more on the sidelines who never got a chance to play again. At least not ...

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