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Do you guys have any advice for a first Year Manager starting at a new firm? I am moving from a mid tier as a heavy senior to KPMG as a new manager. What are the things I should think about before the 1st day on the job? What makes a successful Manager? My thinking is technical expertise, client communication, and team management are the most important aspects of a successful manager.

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DELEGATE DELEGATE DELEGATE Effective delegation means being a leader, not a manager. Your staff should want to work for you. The ideal relationship is being invested in your subordinates' success to the point where they become invested in yours. Your worth is not primarily determined by your utilization, but by the revenue earned on your projects. The more you can entrust your staff to handle things, the more projects you can manage at the same level of effort.

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Good thing I am a sociable guy. That makes a lot of sense though. Train people under me and be invested in them, so that they will be invested in me and my success.

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Have an open door policy/always make time for your staff/seniors. I basically had to train a new team when my senior manager left and I invested a ton of time in my staff and seniors. 

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