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

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Defining Your New Role

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IN YOUR NEW ROLE as manager, you’ll need to master the art of setting an agenda, building networks, and taking a broader view of your work. The sections below examine each of these in turn.

Becoming an agenda setter

Setting an agenda for your group involves articulating strategies that will help your group support the company’s objectives—and then ensuring that those strategies are implemented. To think like an agenda setter, you need to:

  • View yourself as an entrepreneur who is running his or her own business—and who therefore must attend to all the forces that may make or break that business
  • Broaden your perspective ...

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