Getting promoted to a supervisory role is exciting … and scary.
A promotion to leadership, supervision or management brings new responsibilities, new relationship dynamics, and new opportunities for personal and career growth.
And often, new supervisors don't get the training, support and guidance they need to be successful.
Did you know that 40% of new managers fail within the first 18 months of being promoted? Why? They got promoted because they were good at their jobs – not because they can actually lead people.
They've never led people, dealt with heavy time management issues, administered company policy or had to deal with upper management directly before. In other words, they're completely unprepared.
The good news is first-time managers and supervisors can learn the kinds of things it usually takes managers years to learn.