Ever hear the phrase “What got you here won’t get you there?” This is especially true for new managers. What got them promoted was an ability to do their job well as an individual contributor. But to be a successful first time manager, requires a major transition for which many people are not adequately prepared. Organizations, on average, don’t invest in their leaders until the age of 42, or 10 years after they have been promoted. That is 10 years of learning bad behaviors. Behaviors that lead to reduced productivity, reduced influence and an inability to effectively give feedback just to name a few.