The Making of a Manager: What to Do When Everyone Looks to You 1

What’s in it for me? Become a better manager.

Stepping into your first managerial role is exciting and challenging in equal measure. The good news is that someone has believed in you enough to give you this opportunity. However, the reality is that most new managers feel out of their depth and under pressure in their first months. So, how can you hit the ground running? Luckily, Julie Zhuo, vice president of design at Facebook, is here to show you how.

Drawing on her own experience as a first-time manager, Zhuo explains how you can get those early days right and avoid the most common managerial pitfalls. Whether it’s holding awesome meetings, recruiting the perfect people or transitioning from managing a small team to a large one, these blinks walk you through everyday decisions to show what first-rate management looks like.

In these blinks, you’ll discover
• how your path to management determines your first ninety days; • why managers need to think less like fire-fighters; and
• how to structure your meetings.