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Alright, I confess: I’m just starting my second year as a manager (first in a new office I transferred to last November), and I’m feeling more and more exposed to the point where I know that others (staff, seniors, partners, and the client) know that I don’t know shit. Feels like I’m caught off guard in conversations on a routine basis. How has everyone else been able to get more comfortable with being uncomfortable when it comes to dealing with new accounting issues for a new client?

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Where do you think you are on this graph? The fact that you realize that there are things you don’t know is the best sign of your growing competence.

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If you draw a line from the lower case “r” in Kruger and go straight down, that’s where I’m at. Feels like I’ll be here for another 12 to 18 months or so.

You just need to do 1 better than the slowest person on the team 😀

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You were promoted to manager because you have the right skills. Not the finished article or perfect manager, but you're good enough. None of us know everything, that's why we work in teams. Focus on what you actually do well, and the rest will follow. If you have knowledge or experience gaps, ask for help. Get some knowledge sharing sessions in the diary with your team, do some additional reading or research, and ask for coaching from your partner of director. You'll do fine.

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