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Promoted to manager? 10 survival tips for rookie bosses

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manager leading employeesThere’s a huge difference between mastering a specific task and managing employees. Supervision requires a different skill set that, for many rookie managers, doesn’t come as easy as doing the work.

The good news: Managing is a skill that can be learned. Here are 10 tips to help new managers transition into their roles.

Create a game plan

Remember, you’re walking into an existing dynamic. So before making changes, take these steps:

1. Identify the key players. Who are the decision-makers? Who has influence over the decision-makers? Who do em­­ployees turn to for information? Who are the people most likely to help you?

2. Assess the situation. What’s working? What’s not working? Observe what is going on, and listen to what employees are saying.

3. Assess your staff. Do their job duties match their job descriptions? What are the strengths of each? The weaknesses? Are poor performers being counseled? Are top p...(register to read more)

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