Top 8 Skills for First-Time Managers

First-time managers are finally reaping the rewards for numerous years of excellent service and dedication. It takes a long time of schooling, training, or a combination of the two to reach this point. Yet many new managers can find themselves feeling hesitant or nervous about their new position - and rightly so.

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Avoid Meetings When Possible. Prepare for Them When Necessary

Leading meetings is a great way to gain visibility and leadership opportunities in an organization. It provides you a chance to show your ability to direct a group to reach specific outcomes. Also, running meetings is a great way to show your peers and bosses; they can trust you to lead. Conversely, being in charge of a poorly run meeting can be disastrous for your career. Therefore, don't underestimate the value of running great meetings.

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