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10
CHALLENGES
THAT EVERY FIRST-TIME
MANAGER
WILL FACE
You recently got hired or promoted and you’re in 

a new role. How exciting!
It’s an exciting new challenge, but there will be
struggles, whether you like it or not.
The key more than anything is
to change your mindset and get
into a new way of approaching
work.
Here are 10 challenges that
every new manager (including
you) will face.
1
Failure To Set Clear Goals 

And Expectations
Lack of clarity on the job causes
confusion between employees
and their manager, leading to
disappointment on both sides.
GET THE GUIDE
Our Guide To Setting Goals 

Can Help You With This:
TIP
1
Poor Time Management
In addition to managing your
own tasks, you have to manage
an entire team, putting out fires
and dealing with their
problems.
Block time off on your own calendar. Make it clear
to employees that there are certain times that are
only for you.
TIP
Unclear Or Inconsistent
Communication
Employees need to know that
they can trust what you’re saying
to be true.
Work on your messaging, make it as crystal clear
as possible.
TIP
Pressure To Perform
You were just given an
incredible opportunity and
now you want to show that
you were worth it.
Just relax. Rome wasn’t built in a day.
TIP
Shifting From Coworker To Boss
Picture this – you’re close with your
coworkers and suddenly you’re
promoted to being their manager,
you’re no longer “one of them.”
You need to learn how to separate work from
friendship. There’s a time and place for both.
TIP
Hiring
Hiring is tough. Hiring is
especially tough for new
managers that have never
done this before.
Use a structured interview, where candidates
are asked the same set of questions with specific
ways of evaluating the responses.
TIP
Firing
Firing is a tough thing to do
for anyone. It’s a very
sensitive issue that takes a lot
of emotion.
Try your best to make it a team decision. If you meet
with your team regularly one-on-one, you’ll be able to
get a sense of who works well and who doesn’t.
TIP
Solving Other People’s Problems
You’re part manager, part
psychologist. Inevitably, you’ll
start receiving complaints from
employees and start having to
deal with their problems.
Attack any issue early on before it becomes a serious
problem. Monthly one-on-ones can be a great way to
make sure a problem doesn’t last for too long.
TIP
Getting The Team To Be
Productive
Everyone is different, requires
different levels of attention,
and works in different ways.
Create an environment that’s good for everyone. Some
people like working later, some earlier, some people like
being told what to do, some people like being left alone.
TIP
Not Asking For Help
Many first-time managers will
want to prove that they don’t
need any help – big mistake.
Don’t be shy to ask around for help. Do whatever
it takes to make you and your team the best!
TIP
Most of these challenges are internal, 

meaning only you can fix them.
ENGAGE YOUR TEAM
View the State of Employee Engagement, a real-time report
with tons of helpful tips for managers to engage their teams.
See The Live Report
TIPSTO ENSURE
SUCCESS
AS A NEW MANAGER
CHANGE
YOUR
FOCUS
1
In your old role as an employee, your number one focus
was on accomplishing your tasks. Now, your number
one focus is on helping others accomplish their tasks.
LEARN
A LOT
- Use monthly one-on-ones to learn more about your team
- Go to networking events to learn more about your job
and connect with others
- Be active in Linkedin groups to learn more about your
industry.
2
TAKE
YOUR
TIME
Take the time to fully understand the dynamics of the
team. Be patient, you’ll get there eventually.
3
FIND A
MENTOR
Find someone who’s been there before 

and pick their brain.
4
Sign up for our free 11-day
email course
START THE COURSE
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10 Challenges That Every First-Time Manager Will Face

  • 2. You recently got hired or promoted and you’re in 
 a new role. How exciting! It’s an exciting new challenge, but there will be struggles, whether you like it or not.
  • 3. The key more than anything is to change your mindset and get into a new way of approaching work. Here are 10 challenges that every new manager (including you) will face.
  • 4. 1 Failure To Set Clear Goals 
 And Expectations Lack of clarity on the job causes confusion between employees and their manager, leading to disappointment on both sides.
  • 5. GET THE GUIDE Our Guide To Setting Goals 
 Can Help You With This: TIP 1
  • 6. Poor Time Management In addition to managing your own tasks, you have to manage an entire team, putting out fires and dealing with their problems.
  • 7. Block time off on your own calendar. Make it clear to employees that there are certain times that are only for you. TIP
  • 8. Unclear Or Inconsistent Communication Employees need to know that they can trust what you’re saying to be true.
  • 9. Work on your messaging, make it as crystal clear as possible. TIP
  • 10. Pressure To Perform You were just given an incredible opportunity and now you want to show that you were worth it.
  • 11. Just relax. Rome wasn’t built in a day. TIP
  • 12. Shifting From Coworker To Boss Picture this – you’re close with your coworkers and suddenly you’re promoted to being their manager, you’re no longer “one of them.”
  • 13. You need to learn how to separate work from friendship. There’s a time and place for both. TIP
  • 14. Hiring Hiring is tough. Hiring is especially tough for new managers that have never done this before.
  • 15. Use a structured interview, where candidates are asked the same set of questions with specific ways of evaluating the responses. TIP
  • 16. Firing Firing is a tough thing to do for anyone. It’s a very sensitive issue that takes a lot of emotion.
  • 17. Try your best to make it a team decision. If you meet with your team regularly one-on-one, you’ll be able to get a sense of who works well and who doesn’t. TIP
  • 18. Solving Other People’s Problems You’re part manager, part psychologist. Inevitably, you’ll start receiving complaints from employees and start having to deal with their problems.
  • 19. Attack any issue early on before it becomes a serious problem. Monthly one-on-ones can be a great way to make sure a problem doesn’t last for too long. TIP
  • 20. Getting The Team To Be Productive Everyone is different, requires different levels of attention, and works in different ways.
  • 21. Create an environment that’s good for everyone. Some people like working later, some earlier, some people like being told what to do, some people like being left alone. TIP
  • 22. Not Asking For Help Many first-time managers will want to prove that they don’t need any help – big mistake.
  • 23. Don’t be shy to ask around for help. Do whatever it takes to make you and your team the best! TIP
  • 24. Most of these challenges are internal, 
 meaning only you can fix them.
  • 25. ENGAGE YOUR TEAM View the State of Employee Engagement, a real-time report with tons of helpful tips for managers to engage their teams. See The Live Report
  • 27. CHANGE YOUR FOCUS 1 In your old role as an employee, your number one focus was on accomplishing your tasks. Now, your number one focus is on helping others accomplish their tasks.
  • 28. LEARN A LOT - Use monthly one-on-ones to learn more about your team - Go to networking events to learn more about your job and connect with others - Be active in Linkedin groups to learn more about your industry. 2
  • 29. TAKE YOUR TIME Take the time to fully understand the dynamics of the team. Be patient, you’ll get there eventually. 3
  • 30. FIND A MENTOR Find someone who’s been there before 
 and pick their brain. 4
  • 31. Sign up for our free 11-day email course START THE COURSE DO YOU WANT TO BE A BETTER LEADER?
  • 33. Curious about the first step to take to be a better leader?
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