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

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Reaping the Rewards of Being a Manager

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EVENTUALLY, THE HARD work of transitioning into the managerial role will pay dividends. You’ll find that you’re satisfying important psychological needs, developing your professional skills, and collaborating more than ever with others. Enjoy these rewards—you’ve worked hard to earn them!

Satisfying important psychological needs

Becoming an effective manager enables you to satisfy some important psychological needs:

  • Achievement. You already know you have a need for achievement. Otherwise, you probably would not have excelled as an individual contributor. Nor would you have been likely to take on the difficult ...

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