Common Mistakes of First-Time Managers


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What are two things you must do to be an effective manager?

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1. Why is delegation important?

2. Why should you not imitate other managers?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

First-time managers tend to face some challenges as they adjust to their new leadership role. Delegation, traits of an effective manager and decision-making are some of the topics covered on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the quiz, you will:

  • Explain how to overcome the tendency to hold back as a manager
  • Tell why a new manager should refrain from copying other managers
  • Point out two things that a person needs to do in order to be effective in management

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain why delegation is important
  • Information recall - access the understanding you've gained about decision-making
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and interpret information about the tendency some managers have to hold back

Additional Learning

Find out more about this topic by viewing the lesson titled Common Mistakes of First-Time Managers. This lesson discusses:

  • Why it is important for managers to become familiar with their team members
  • A positive effect that delegation has on a manager's career path
  • Why managers need to focus on goals instead of details
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