It?s hard to be a boss for the first time, but Dan McCarthy, the director of Executive Development Pro??grams at the University of New Hamp??shire, has some tips to help you out.
- Know it?s a new job. Managing takes a different skill set, so you?ll have to start in learning mode.
- Approach each employee as an individual. Get to know your em??ployees well and read the book on ?situational ? so you can manage each one the best way possible.
- Practice active listening. It?s the most important .
- Learn to deal with . You will have them, and you will have to deal with them consistently, effectively and discreetly.
- Show everyone respect. Never fail to treat your employees respectfully.
? Adapted from ?25 tips for managing your first direct reports,? Daniel McCarthy, SmartBlog on Leadership.
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