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Submitted by scm2423 on


I have been following the podcasts and forums for the last couple of years under a different user. Wow has it changed how I work. Monday I start a new job as a manager of an application development team of 11 people. This is twice the size of the team I previously managed and it is in a completely different industry. I am moving from financial services to manufacturing. I am quite excited about this though. Following the advice here I want to go in and focus on the people and build relationships with them and gain some credibility. I seen too many new managers come in with a slew of changes and really tear a team apart. Thanks to Mark and Mike and the rest of the community for all the advice and ideas I have seen. Stumbling across the podcasts was a career altering moment.

ctomasi's picture

scm2423, put a task out about three months and let us know how your adventure is progressing.

jhack's picture

Thanks for unlurking...and it's always good to hear from folks who are in transition. Please let us know what works for you (and what doesn't)!


PS: or is it "delurking?"...

HMac's picture

Congratulations - sounds like a real big change.

Good luck, and thanks for de-lurking.


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Well my first week was absolutely exhausting, but exciting too. Two one-on-ones completed the rest are scheduled. Starting working on getting updates on the outstanding projects and putting together a reporting schedule (me to my boss). I feel prepared for this based on the jewels of knowledge here.