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Linda Hill on Making the Transition to Management

The promotion is not the end of the journey.

Date: February 18, 2011

By: Linda A. Hill

Podcast #: 11-07

Price: Free


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Just because someone gets promoted, it doesn’t mean he or she's “made it.” The person still has to maintain a standard of excellence in a new job with new stakes. It’s not as easy to move up in a company as people think. There is a learning curve, even learning to delegate former responsibilities. Linda Hill gives us a few strategies for how to handle the new promotion or just be more understanding of the newly promoted manager.

About the Author(s)

Linda A. Hill  is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. She is the faculty chair of the Leadership Initiative and has chaired numerous HBS Executive Education programs, including the Young Presidents’ Organization Presidents’ Seminar and the High Potentials Leadership Program. She is coauthor, with Kent Lineback, of Being The Boss: The 3 Imperatives of Becoming A Great Leader.

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