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Becoming a New Manager: Expert Solutions to Everyday Challenges by Harvard Business School Press

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Understanding Myths About Management

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CONGRATULATIONS—YOU’RE BECOMING a manager! You’ve worked hard, and now you’re preparing to take a big step into a new role. Perhaps you’re entering the realm of management from any of these directions:

  • You’ve scored impressive achievements as an individual contributor—for example, as a top engineer for your company.
  • Your supervisor has promoted you to a team-leadership position—for instance, head of a product-development team.
  • You’ve built a successful one-person business of your own.

    To sustain that success, you now need to hire and manage staff for the first time, such as an administrative assistant, a ...

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