What a New Manager Needs to Know

What are the most important things for a new manager to know? Brian Brault has led hundreds of managers during his years as an entrepreneur and CEO. Here are his 3 essentials for success.

New responsibilities, new opportunities, and new challenges. Stepping into a managerial role can be exciting and intimidating.

Here’s the good news – you’re not alone in this journey. Most of the people around you want you to succeed, but you need to step into the role with purpose and intention. Here are three essential things I believe all new managers need to understand.

You Have a New Lens

You’re now a leader in the company. The realization is more than a title – it’s an obligation and an opportunity to have real impact.

As a manager, your actions guide and empower your team. You are shaping your team’s interactions with customers and internal stakeholders. Embrace this immense opportunity to make a difference.

You Are an Example

As a manager, you might feel like you’re under constant scrutiny. Don’t let the desire to be liked cloud your judgment. Remember that your team is looking at your example, and they want you to succeed.

Lead with your mind and your heart. Compassion is vital, but so is clarity. Be a role model for your team, and don’t be afraid to assert yourself when needed.

You Must Be Open and Clear

Clear communication is a cornerstone of effective leadership. Lay out your team’s goals and how they support the company’s success. Include your team in deciding how you’ll reach your goals and ensure they understand both why and how.

Every team member, whether they’re the leader or a new recruit, must understand their role in executing the strategy. Clarity fosters collaboration and leads to success.

You Need a Mentor

Find someone you admire who has walked this path before and ask for guidance.

A strong mentor can be a game-changer in your leadership journey. Spend time with them, learn from their experiences, and apply their wisdom to your unique situation. Remember, people genuinely want to help you succeed. Don’t hesitate to reach out.

A Path to Success

Being a manager is a challenge and a transformative experience.

By embracing your role as a leader, walking the talk, communicating clearly, and finding a mentor, you set yourself on a path to success.

Here’s to your success and the significant positive impact you’re destined to make!

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