Category: management

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How to get started in management (even if you have no experience)

“How can I ever get experience if no one will take a chance on me so I can gain some experience?” This is a dilemma that many face when trying to move into a management role. I asked this question more than once early in my career and revisited it recently with a colleague who was grappling with the same issue. Managers are entrusted with responsibility for an organisation’s people and resources. Those appointing new managers want to be confident they are placing the organisation’s resources in capable hands. Prior experience is still the most accurate predictor of whether someone...