The following article was originally published by Sounding Board CEO Christine Tao on Forbes.com.
For many professionals, landing their first job as a new manager seems like the epitome of success. But in my experience, once they get a moment alone in their new office, they often feel the weight of the role.
As the CEO and co-founder of a leadership development platform that helps coach enterprises to develop its leaders, I’m well aware of the stress new managers face. We have observed a marked increase of new managers thrust into management roles due to changing workplace dynamics and the shifting demographics of the workforce. Many new managers find themselves with little support or training, left to figure out the nuances of leadership and management entirely on their own.
The good news is that effective leadership can be learned. Moving from an individual contributor role to a manager requires embracing a big picture outlook. While you may not be able to complete this transformation overnight, here are a few ways to start out on the right foot.