Being a first time manager is a tough job. More than half of new managers fail in their first year, which in turn drives down engagement and leads to costly turnover.
I wrote my new book, How Did Not See This Coming? to give new managers the tools they need to succeed. Throughout the piece I unlock the truths about management, showing that first-time managers are basically on a journey without a map. It’s not that employers aren’t investing in their new managers, or that the people in leadership don’t care, but they are no longer close to the raw experience of being a new manager. What’s more, most management books are written by experts who lack the memory of first-time failure.
How Did Not See This Coming? tells the fictional story of Julie, a onetime star producer, to illustrate how a new manager can successfully make the shift from a role without leadership responsibilities to one with them. Along the way, readers will learn the five basic truths about management – starting with recognizing team values and strengths – truths that can be learned by anyone. You, too, can be the manager everyone’s talking about – in a good way – because you’re the one who figured it out.
“Katy Tynan knows the challenges of being a first-time manager. So she wrote How Did I Not See This Coming?, a parable for new managers. Readers will follow Julie, a newly promoted manager, as she learns and practices the five essential truths of management. Every manager will be able to relate to this delightful little book.”
– Ken Blanchard, Co-Author, The New One Minute Manager and One Minute Mentoring
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