New Article: Helping New Managers Work Effectively with the Boss

SEATTLE — April 28, 2010 — Effective managers understand the importance of developing a good relationship with their boss. Companies that provide new managers with the right strategies to navigate this relationship will also benefit, according to Impact Achievement Group.

The boss is the person with the greatest control over new managers’ success. So how well those who are newly promoted manage that relationship will have a critical impact on their career aspirations and effectiveness.

Human resources can play a key role by providing training and strategies to guide managers into becoming an effective resource for their boss.

Working with the Boss, How HR Can Prepare New Managers,, the fourth article in a 12-part series, discusses how new managers can effectively work with their superiors: using the boss as a sounding board, getting to know the boss and avoid making extra work for the boss. The series is derived from Supervisory Basics, 12 individual yet linked two-hour training modules, delivered in leader-led or eLearning formats that helps managers understand the management behaviors and tactics required to ensure their and their company’s success.

New managers wanting to impress their boss do best by running ideas or decisions by them, and are prepared with ready solutions to receive feedback on. They can benefit by receiving coaching moments from their boss, as well as assurance that they are on the right track and have their boss’s support. There are also other reasons to hold back on making changes or suggestions too soon.

“New managers have no management credibility with their boss, nor do they understand the how and why decisions are made in the organization,” said Lee Klepinger, president. “Additionally, their boss might have created what they want to change.”

The newly promoted should also avoid passing the monkey — making extra work for the boss. This results in serious consequences, with the boss becoming frustrated with and losing confidence in the new manager. The emergence of a dependent relationship, with the boss doing all the work, also stunts the development of the manager in his new role.

Working with the Boss: How HR Can Prepare New Managers, is available for download at Article five will discuss The Law: Compliance Basics.

About Impact Achievement Group
Impact Achievement Group provides assessment, coaching, customer loyalty and leadership development training that focuses on employee selection, retention, employee engagement and customer engagement. By integrating and blending the world’s best assessment and recruiting processes, workshops and eLearning training, coaching and measurement programs, Impact Achievement Group helps organizations improve human performance to achieve bottom line results.

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Lee Klepinger

Gail DeLano
Fisher Vista/HRmarketer

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