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Becoming a Manager By Linda A. Hill

Becoming a Manager by Linda A. Hill

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Becoming a Manager Summary

Becoming a Manager: How New Managers Master the Challenges of Leadership by Linda A. Hill

Making the leap to management and leadership

In your career, or anyone's, there is one transition that stands out as the most crucial--going from individual contributor to competent manager.

New managers have to learn how to lead others rather than do the work themselves, to win trust and respect, to motivate, and to strike the right balance between delegation and control. Many fail to make the transition successfully.

In this timeless, indispensable book, Harvard Business School professor and leadership guru Linda Hill traces the experiences of nineteen new managers over the course of their first year in the role. She reveals the complexity of the transition, highlighting the expectations of these managers, their subordinates, and their superiors. We hear the new managers describe how they reframed their understanding of their roles and responsibilities, how they learned to build effective cross-functional work relationships, how and when they used individual and organizational resources, and how they learned to cope with the inevitable stresses of leadership.

Hill vividly shows that becoming a manager is a profound psychological adjustment--a true transformation--as well as a continuous process of learning from experience.

Becoming a Manager, a veritable treasury of essential leadership wisdom, is a book you will turn to again and again no matter where you are on your career journey.

Becoming a Manager Reviews

"This book should be 'must reading' for newly promoted managers." -- Edgar H. Schein, MIT Sloan School of Management

"Becoming a Manager contains crucial insights for both new and experienced managers and is also an invaluable resource for those who manage managers." -- Ellen Kamp, former Executive Director, Learning and Development, Morgan Stanley

". . . a fascinating inside look at the journey from individual contributor to manager. Capturing the challenge and the fear, the mistakes and the victories, this book will give new managers a crucial perspective on their experience." -- Morgan McCall, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

About Linda A. Hill

Linda A. Hill is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, the faculty chair of the Leadership Initiative, and coauthor of Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives for Becoming a Great Leader (with Kent Lineback) as well as Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation (with Greg Brandeau, Emily Truelove, and Kent Lineback).

Author social media/website info: hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/profile.aspx?facId=6479; linkedin.com/in/linda-hill-52a661

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NGR9781633696969
9781633696969
1633696960
Becoming a Manager: How New Managers Master the Challenges of Leadership by Linda A. Hill
New
Hardback
Harvard Business Review Press
2019-03-19
448
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