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New Managers Have a Short Time to Make an Impression

September 27, 2017

One recent study found that new managers are given an average of 20 weeks to show their organizations that they can succeed in a leadership role – yet most get no training to help them make the switch from team member to team leader.

One of the keys to making a successful switch is a change in focus from ourselves to others – what William Gentry calls “flipping the script”. This flip involves:

  • Flipping our mindset from a focus on seeking recognition to seeking growth
  • Flipping our skillset from technical skills to communication and influence
  • Flipping our work relationships from friendship to communicating a vision
  • Flipping our attitude from “I need to do the work” to delegation and coaching
  • Flipping our perspective from a narrow focus to a broader, organization-wide view


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