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Are You Cut Out for Management?



1/24/2011 6:58:31 PM

Q: You’re very good at your job and although you didn’t ask for it, you have been promoted into a management position for the first time. How different will it be from your current job?

A. They may call it a promotion, but moving into management is really like changing careers. “It’s a field unto itself,” says Billie G. Blair, an organizational psychologist and C.E.O. of Change Strategists, a management consultancy in Los Angeles. “You will be doing things well outside the duties of your old job, and you have to learn management’s literature, language and techniques.”

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