A bit of background. So I've always been aiming for a management role as "that's where you need to be, that's the goal in life" and having been at the same company for 11 years now we've grown from 3 of us, the 2 owners and myself to 18 people.
I've been listening to the pod casts on and off about 2 years, brought in O3's around that time and even though I wasn't technically management, just a senior employee I was doing them with my co-workers, I was also having an O3 with my boss, one of the owners, where we would have a shorter O3 as he didn't quite get them but we'd also discuss projects and other employees etc but those eventually faded as he was too busy and the O3's I was doing also faded.
I've now been made manager of 10 people in the team, again my boss was pushed into the announcement by another senior employee to "just get it done", but we hadn't discussed anything other than "you'll be managing the team and having a pay increase" - a big mistake on his part and I made it clear to him in no uncertain circumstance I wasn't happy with the announcement to the team and lack of discussion. I get it he's busy, his business partner doesn't help him and when he does try to help makes things more difficult, I won't go into that too much. We both know that needs addresssing, but he won't.
I've never had great management above me, so don't really know how a great manager should be, what they should say or do etc which is why I listen to the podcasts when I can, but when it comes to doing it in practice I feel like I'm failing the teachings in the podcasts. I do feel I'm in over my head at times. Maybe this will get better in time as I get more practice at doing these things.
We don't have an in house HR person, I've just been introduced to our HR consultant who is helping advise me with some difficult employee's and even she's said whilst in front my my boss "So you're the TS Manager and HR manager now" I looked over at my boss and said "yeah, starting to look that way...
I'm getting frustrated and stressed because I was given a team which was in a bad way in some aspects and I'm now dealing with the clean up and trying to get the 'house' in order and getting push back from at least 2 problematic employees, which I won't go into to much about deal in this post.
Wow this post turned into a bit more than I planned and a bit of a rant... Sorry about that.