Congratulations! You got that promotion and now you’re the manager. Say hello to the person in charge (at least of a few things). Exactly where you deserve to be. But now that you’ve got the job, you have to do it well.
Even if you have the job-related skills to fill the position, being a manager requires a set of people skills and leadership prowess that you may need to fine tune. We’ve got five tips to make you a great manager; someone respected by the staff and the execs that you answer to.
Tip #1: Delegate. It’s hard to let others do the work because you’re so good at it, right? You’ve made it this far because you know how to do the job well, but part of being a good manager is managing others. More hands and minds at work means more work gets done with efficiency. Teach staffers how to avoid mistakes. Show them the tricks of the trade. Be a mentor and you’ll be rewarded with a department that runs like a well-oiled machine. Your next promotion could be right around the corner.
But! Don’t be one of those managers that delegates to death. Your role might be different, but you still have work to do too.