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Podcast Episode 31: New Manager's 3rd Month

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As a new manager, what's your plan for the first 3 months? If you are supporting a new manager, how do you set them up for success?

Too often we treat the shift into a leadership role as an "art form"... as something people should either know how to do ("that's why I hired them") or can easily adapt to.

Too much is at stake to be lax about this. The success of your new manager, of the team, of your future successor, and your customer's experience ride on YOU performing your best.

This episode is the capstone in a 3-part series. Episode 29 focused on the first 30 days. Episode 30 focused on the 2nd month. This episode walks through the 3rd month.

Some highlights from the episode: - Focus on performance. Be clear what value the team creates and how you measure success

- Manage the Lead. Define your Lead Measures and manage from them. Lead Measures are a manager's secret weapon.

- Visualize Accomplishment. If you don't have a scoreboard, you don't have the opportunity for accountability. Build a reliable team experience of focusing on how you are moving the needle AND resolving obstacles

- Commit to Accountability. Teach your team what a commitment looks like and give them a reliable method for tracking them against your goals.

- Managers need systems to drive culture and have reliable structures to lead FROM. This is the foundation of establishing your management presence.

Listen and let us know what "a-ha moments" you have.