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

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Managing Individual Employees

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MANAGING INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYEES raises some unique challenges for a new manager. In this section, we take a closer look at strategies for getting the most from your individual direct reports.

Understanding managerial styles

Just as it’s important to adjust your team-management style, you need to adapt the way you lead different individuals within your group. That is, you need to provide different kinds of leadership for each individual, depending on, for example, his or her level of professional development or commitment to the job. The table “Adapting your managerial style” provides some examples.

For example, if ...

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