Author Ellen Ensher shares how to embrace your new role as a manager by describing five strategies of managment that can ease the transition from your identity as an individual contributor to your identity as a manager and brand ambassador for your organization.
- "Management is a certain kind of black art as there are…"no hard and fast rules, but of course,…"there are better and worse managers.…"A better manager gets better results."…Becoming a new manager means moving away…from getting results as an individual contributor…to getting results through other people.…Let's look at five strategies to help you succeed…as a new manager.…First, clarify your core management philosophy.…
Ask yourself, "What is your number one job…"in 10 words or less?"…For example, Richard Sheridan CEO at Menlo Innovations,…says his number on job is to reduce fear.…In our recent interview,…he explained that all of his actions…flow from his core belief that if you reduce fear,…people will thrive.…Second, adopt a managerial persona.…
Conventional wisdom often tell us,…be ourselves and we will succeed.…Actually disagree.…Instead, be your best professional self to achieve success…as a new manager.…Adopting a new managerial persona means learning new skills…or even dressing differently.…For example, studies of enclothed cognition…
Business professor Ellen Ensher defines what management is in the era of the global workforce and exactly what the role of the manager involves. She explains how to create a compelling vision and culture for your organization, define business goals, and connect the big picture to your team's daily tasks. Next, discover how to build your team, partner with HR on hiring and firing decisions, and coach and mentor employees. Ellen touches on topics that are on the mind of today's leaders—resilience, trust, storytelling, and more—and shares tips to become the best professional version of yourself.
- Roles of a manager
- Becoming a new manager
- Engaging employees
- Creating a compelling vision and culture
- Setting goals
- Hiring and training
- Evaluating performance
- Coaching and mentoring