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This week’s Coaching Tuesday post is by Denis Levesque, PCC, CEC.

Group of business people with business woman leader on foregrounThe first step in any leader’s career progression is often the most difficult: moving from the rank and file of a peer group into management. It can be a tough transition for the unprepared. Many first time managers see themselves in a split role: not only as a manager but also continuing as an expert in their former position. It’s an inner struggle that can go on for years.

As you start assuming your new manager identity, it may be easy to slip back into doing the comfortable and familiar work at which you excel. But for the good of your team and your own career progression, you need to focus primarily on your manager role.

Here are three key steps to help new managers make a smooth transition.

Don’t delay—manage

Delaying your transition to a manager or director…

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