"The transition from individual contributor to manager represents a profound psychological adjustment — A TRANSFORMATION — as managers contend with their new responsibilities.
New managers must learn how to lead others, to win trust and respect, to motivate, and to strike the right balance between delegation and control. It is a transition many new managers fail to make. " Linda Hill, Associate Professor, Harvard Business School.
A TRANSFORMATION! Caterpillars are given about 4 weeks to become a butterfly - and we expect our individual contributors to become new managers --- overnight? In a week -and with no support - or cocoon - to make sure they succeed.
According to a Business Wire Survey, 60% of frontline managers fail (leave, get fired, flame out, etc.) within the first 2 years in a role. More staggering statistics...26% of new managers felt they weren't ready and 58% received no management training (Career Build Survey).
What can we do to turn these numbers around and give our employees the support they need to succeed?