First-Time Manager

  • 3 Courses | 1h 19m 9s
  • 8 Books | 21h 58m
  • 10 Audiobooks | 28h 56m 51s
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Are you stepping into a management role? Learn the skills and capabilities required to effectively transition into a people management position.


The Reality of Being a First-time Manager

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The Reality of Being a First-time Manager
The first-time manager often doesn't realize how much their new role differs from that of an individual contributor. They may have misconceptions about what being a new boss entails, and be surprised to learn that the skills and methods required for success as an individual contributor and those needed for success as a new manager are very different. This course describes some of the myths about managing people and their corresponding truths in order to clarify what a new leader really does. It also points to the typical demands and constraints of a manager's job. Finally, it describes strategies for dealing with common mistakes when managing for the first time.
8 videos | 21m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Facing Challenges as a First-time Manager
High expectations are often placed on a new manager. Along with these expectations comes the pressure to prove you are capable of being the boss and managing people effectively. When managing for the first time, establishing credibility early and building new working relationships can go a long way in helping you succeed in adjusting to your new responsibilities. This course describes ways to manage former colleagues effectively and establish credibility as a first-time manager. You'll also learn how to balance conflicting expectations as a new leader.
6 videos | 18m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Expert Insights on Being a First-time Manager
Congratulations! You’re a new manager. Now what do you do? A successful transition starts with recognizing you cannot—and should not—do everything by yourself. Too, it’s critical that you change your mindset from one of “me” to “we.”
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Book Summary

The First-Time Manager, Sixth Edition
The First-Time Manager, Sixth Edition examines the many facets of a managerial position with an aim of bringing you up to speed on the need-to-knows, as well as giving you practical advice on how to lead any group of people. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 9m Book Authors By Gary S. Topchik, Jim McCormick, Loren B. Belker


Managing People for the First Time: Simple Ideas for Leading Your Team
For all new managers who suddenly have the responsibility for staff management thrust upon them, this book offers no-nonsense techniques to enable you to make an immediate positive impact on your staff and to hit the ground running in your new managerial career.
Book Duration 56m Book Authors By Infinite Ideas, Ronald Bracey


The Successful Leader’s First 100 Days: Taking Charge and Delivering Results
The My Practical MBA Series provides the latest thinking as well as perennial techniques for a range of business challenges. This concise book discusses several issues you can consider and techniques you can apply that will help you succeed as a new leader.
Book Duration 23m Book Authors By LID Editorial


From Bud to Boss: Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership
Focusing on the difficulties that new leaders experience, this much-needed book will help them get beyond the stress and fear to focus on becoming the most effective leader they can be-starting right now.
Book Duration 4h 21m Book Authors By Guy Harris, Kevin Eikenberry


Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For: A Guide for New Leaders
Offering practical, research-based advice and examples, this book is your guide to internalizing a leader's perspective and will explain how you can “flip your script” so you'll know what to do to help yourself and the team you lead to success.
Book Duration 2h 57m Book Authors By William Gentry


Your First Leadership Job: How Catalyst Leaders Bring Out the Best in Others
Offering practical advice straight from others who have walked in your shoes, this book includes dozens of tools to ensure your success, but it’s also based on the authors’ and DDI’s extensive experience and research, which ultimately has led to the development of millions of leaders around the world.
Book Duration 4h 1m Book Authors By Richard S. Wellins, Tacy M. Byham


The First Time Manager, 3rd Edition
An indispensable introduction to fundamental management topics and know-how, this practical manual offers expert advice on the immediate difficulties faced by a new manager.
Book Duration 4h 29m Book Authors By Michael Morris


Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders
Written exclusively for Gen Y readers to address their unique needs, this fresh and relevant book is a brisk, tech savvy success manual filled with real-world, actionable tips that will help you identify your next professional move and show you how to get there.
Book Duration 4h 42m Book Authors By Lindsey Pollak