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In his book Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success (2015), Dan Schawbel, Managing Partner at Millennial Branding (a Gen Y research and management consulting firm), describes why newly promoted managers often hit performance roadblocks.
According to Schawbel, there are five common challenges which new managers face. Here are his solutions on how they can be overcome:
1. Setting clear expectations. Your first task as a new manager should be to call a departmental meeting. At the outset, present a clearly articulated business vision of ‘where’ you see the department in the next three to five years, while outlining ‘how’ to get there. Setting new performance standards and KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and establishing SMART goals is crucial in ensuring effectiveness and efficiency. Continue reading