I’ve come across a number of examples of young and small companies lately and had discussions with them about when is it right to start developing their teams. And by that I mean when is it right to put money into developing people to improve performance and the way they work together to drive different, better or more results.
First-time managers and experienced managers - “What's your role?” It’s to manage the people that work with you, for you, and to deliver your business objectives, KPIs and goals. As you step into your job, especially as a first-time manager, your ability and your competencies are, initially, more in line with you as a Rockstar individual contributor. We know that when you step into the job, you know you don’t know it all - you are very conscious of that fact! You are at the point where you need direction on how to succeed.