8 Essential Things You Must Consider When Becoming a Manager 

What are the most important skills to master when becoming a manager? What should you consider even before you take on the role to make sure it’s a good fit for you?

Becoming a Manager

On today’s episode of Creating High Performing Teams we talk with long time leader Fabian Camargo about what it takes to be a manager and how to know if the role is a good fit for you or a friend considering the move to management. 

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Key actions for you to take today:

  1. What are the 3 best things someone can do if they’re thinking about becoming a manager to learn if it’s something they should pursue? 
    • The Kindle Test: Start reading management books and blogs and see if that entices you to want to learn more. Does it feel like work (bad sign), or do you enjoy it (good)?
    • Learn what management at your company is like 
      1. Get coffee (real or virtual) with managers and ask them what it’s like. Ask: What are the values the company has for managers? What is the day to day like?
      2. Ask HR and your manager if they have career path documents you can check out to see what responsibilities and expectations there are for managers
    • Test out some of the key responsibilities of managers
      1. Mentor an intern
      2. Lead the onboarding of a new hire
      3. Get involved in interviewing
  1. For those already a manager, what are the things they should focus on to be successful as a new, first time manager? 

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