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Are You a New Manager? Four Conversations You’ll Need to Master

I invited several top leaders, authors, and bloggers to share their wisdom with Leadership Freak readers. Thanks to Scott Blanchard for contributing this insightful post on four conversations new managers need to master.

Sixty percent of new managers underperform or fail in their first two years—often because they’re not prepared to lead conversations that support their people.

Stepping into leadership requires different skills from those you developed as a high performing employee. New managers need to be ready to answer four basic questions from their direct reports:

Think you’re ready to manage people? These tips from our First-time Manager training program can help. Think about how you’d evaluate your skills in each of these areas:

All leaders, both new and experienced, must be effective communicators. Make sure your communication skills are as ready for that promotion as you are!

What suggestions do you have for succeeding with the four conversations new managers need to master?


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