Are you a first time manager or do you know someone who is? Have there been struggles , has it been a walk in the park?
This article from Forbes gives some great leadership skills for a first time manager. Especially where he speaks about mentoring as part of growth, we believe strongly in mentoring within our culture and the power it has to grow teamwork.
3 Tips For Surviving As A First-Time Manager – Forbes | By Bill Gentry
Your first management job is a big win – a sign that you’ve done something right in your career. It’s also the first time that your success is completely tied to the performance of other people.
Those other people are your former peers, maybe even your current friends, and everyone feels a little weird now that you’re the boss.
Some of those other people have more experience and longer tenure at the company. At least one of them probably wanted the promotion, too – and isn’t too happy to be working for you.
Most likely, a few of your direct reports are much older than you. And I guarantee your team won’t be made up of people who think exactly like you, work just like you and act completely like you.
In 1953, our founder started a small plumbing business – William J. Teepe, Inc.
In 60 years, we’ve grown. As we celebrate this milestone anniversary, we plan to take a few moments to remember our history.
Nathan “Denny” Dennison used to help with the books and office work for the company. He still remembers running across the company’s first invoice – for $14.47. In those early days, Bill did most of the work himself, carrying a bucket of tools and taking a lot of work installing water heaters and fixtures ordered through the Sears catalog.
“Then, all of a sudden, we got a couple of bigger jobs and things just took off,” he remembers.
Today, with offices in Cincinnati, Columbus, Lexington and Louisville, this second generation company employs more than 350 people and tackles some of the most complex HVAC/R, plumbing and mechanical projects in the region. Known for its expertise in prefabrication and value engineering, TP Mechanical serves a wide variety of industries – medical, hospitality, education and government.
In each newsletter in this celebration year, we’ll share history and memories from the company. Be sure to check out the next issue to learn how TP Mechanical grew out of its early days into an important business in Greater Cincinnati.