How to Succeed as a New Manager

Starting a new job can be tough. After all, you may not only be taking on the responsibilities of your role but also those of your predecessor. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and want to quit before even beginning! But you shouldn’t worry, there are plenty of things that you can do to make sure the transition goes smoothly for both yourself and the company as a whole. Here are some tips on how to succeed as a new manager.

Adopt a Growth Mindset

A growth mindset sounds like a belief that you can expand and grow your skills. This type of thinking will make you more likely to ask questions, try new things, and otherwise seek out opportunities for yourself — all of which are important when taking on a new role.

While some managers tend to keep their work-life separate from their individual living, which isn’t always the best idea, especially when they’re new to a company or industry. Having contacts can be incredibly helpful in offering guidance and support throughout your transition into management.

Engage in One on Ones With Fellow Workmates From the Start

If you’re in charge of managing other people, it’s important to get them on board with your mindset. One way that this can be done is by holding regular one-on-ones where you ask for feedback and offer support when needed. This will make everyone feel more comfortable speaking up about what they want or need from the role, which will help the manager succeed.

Ask Good Questions and Listen Closely

A new manager is often focused on their tasks, but it’s important to stay in the loop. While tackling their work, they should be sure to take time out of each day for conversation and discovery. This will help increase morale among their team members — something that can make or break any business relationship.

Comprehend The Skill of Managing Up

It’s important to manage up as a new manager in a given firm. This means that you should take the time to talk with your higher-ups about what you want from the role and how you can best provide this for them. After all, no one will care more about getting things done than themselves, the new managers.

Understand Your Peers

If you want to be a good manager, it’s important to understand the people that work under you. To do this well means knowing what makes each person tick and how best to communicate with them for things to get done properly and efficiently.

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Nikolas Velikopoljski is the Founder of The Benefitted and a community leader based in Miami, FL. Learn more @

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Nikolas Velikopoljski

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Nikolas Velikopoljski is the Founder of The Benefitted and a community leader based in Miami, FL. Learn more @

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