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cute business babyNew managers aren’t getting the training they need when they first step up to leadership roles. For example, more than 40 percent of the people who attended the early pilots of The Ken Blanchard Companies’ First-time Manager classes had already been in management over two years by the time they attended class—and research by management consultancy Zenger Folkman found that the average manager doesn’t receive training until they have been on the job ten years!

That’s simply too late. Without training, undesirable managerial habits develop that prevent new managers from being as effective as they need to be. It could also be part of the reason why 60 percent of new managers underperform—or fail—in their first two years.

In a new article for Blanchard Ignite, Linda Miller, master certified coach and coauthor of Blanchard’s new First-time Manager program, says, “If left on our own, we continue to lean…

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