I was promoted to a leadership position at 26, less than one year after I’d been hired at entry-level. I sucked.
Management is a skill both inherent and developed, and while I was born with natural management finesse, I was never taught the skill of managing people. But I took this challenge as an opportunity for growth and spent a year learning how to be a great manager.
Here’s some nontraditional advice from a 20-something manager so you don’t make the same mistakes I did: