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Congratulations! You are a manager. So, …what happens now?

David Brent - a character in the BBC television mockumentary The Office

You have just been appointed manager. Now what?!

In some companies you will probably be enrolled in a management skills course, hopefully be given plenty of opportunities to practice those skills and sufficient hand-over time with your predecessor. In other companies you will get a title, a laptop and a lot to figure out for yourself while requests start pouring in and escalations popping up.

Whatever the situation, ‘new kid in town’┬áis a blog that will help the new manager understand and develop core management and coaching competencies, while providing inspiration to the accomplished leader along the way.

So, whether you are a rookie or a guru, stick around. This will be a valuable investment of your time.