The Reality of Being a First-time Manager

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  • 8 videos | 21m 55s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Earns a Badge
  • Certification PMI PDU
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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.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Recognize the personal factors that impact a management position
    Describe organizational factors that will impact your new job as manager
    Recognize the typical demands that a manager must deal with
    Specify common constraints faced by managers
  • Choose the best strategies for dealing with the mistake of taking on too much
    Identify strategies for overcoming the mistake of not asking for help
    Recognize strategies for helping you avoid projecting a lack of confidence

IN THIS COURSE

  • 39s
    In this course, you'll learn to dispel some myths and clarify what managers really do. You'll learn the typical demands and constraints on managers. Finally, you'll explore strategies for dealing with common mistakes of first-time managers. FREE ACCESS
  • 3m 27s
    As a new manager, you must develop interpersonal and organizational skills. Your personal success is no longer the objective. Achieving results through others is. In this video, you will explore personal factors that help make you a good manager. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Organizational Considerations for New Managers
    3m 5s
    Most new managers start with preconceived ideas of what the job entails. Many of those ideas are mistaken. In this video, you will learn how to adjust for less autonomy and increased cooperation in your role as a manager. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Demands of a Manager's Role
    2m 41s
    During this video, you will learn how to recognize the typical demands that a manager must face. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Constraints of a Manager's Role
    2m 57s
    In this video, find out how to specify common constraints faced by managers. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Manager Mistake 1: Taking on Too Much
    2m 48s
    Learn how to choose the best strategies for dealing with the mistake of taking on too much. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Manager Mistake 2: Not Asking for Help
    2m 40s
    New managers often make the mistake of not asking for help. Instead, they try to resolve issues and work through situations they have no experience with. In this video, you will learn how to avoid this common mistake. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Manager Mistake 3: Projecting a Lack of Confidence
    3m 38s
    It's easy to be overwhelmed while you're learning how to manage people. It's hard to avoid showing it. When you focus all your energy on the work, you may forget demeanor. But difficult though it is, it's important not to appear overwhelmed, especially to the people who report to you. In this video, you'll review what you learned in the course Managing People. FREE ACCESS

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