On Becoming A Manager: 7 Books To Read…

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.

Jane Goodall

Nancy got the promotion! Yessss! Now what should she do? It was exciting when she Ditched her Job for a new and better opportunity. When Nancy learnt that she got the new role that came with higher salary and perks, she could hardly retain her joy. But as she began thinking deeply about her new role, she found herself nervous because she was new to management. She asked herself, what if I fail? What if they don’t like me? What if they realize I am a fraud? Tons of questions but the truth is to get out of this rump, there are things Nancy can do.

New Manager Growth Development Tips

  1. Educate yourself
  2. Get a mentor or private coach
  3. Align with an expert in the organization

These three simple tips will help Nancy overcome her fear. At the minimum, she should be able to manage the jitters. In addition, there are books that deals with the art of managing for the new leader. Angela Robinson shared 12 Books for New Managers. Below I recommend 7. Take a look at the list below and choose one, two or a few that will help you grow in your new role.

7 Books Every New Manager Should Read

  1. Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For: A Guide for New Leaders by William A. Gentry Ph.D.
  2. The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter by Michael Watkins
  3. Welcome to Management: How to Grow From Top Performer to Excellent Leader by Ryan Hawk
  4. The Making of a Manager: What to Do When Everyone Looks to You by Julie Zhuo
  5. The First-Time Manager by Jim McCormick, Loren B. Belker, Gary S. Topchik
  6. Everyone Deserves a Great Manager: The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team by Scott Jeffrey Miller and Todd Davis
  7. Everyone Deserves a Great Manager: The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team by Scott Jeffrey Miller and Todd Davis

From the list, which do you like the most? Would you read and/or recommend to others? Do share. We would love to hear!

Happy Reading!

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