WORDS TO LIVE BY: super duper

Friday, 6 March 2015
I have some exciting news…I got a new job! I'm staying at the same company, but I found out a few weeks ago that the girl in the role above me is leaving and my manager wanted to promote me, so of course I said yes. Day-to-day my job will be mostly the same, but I will also be managing four members of my team. I’ve been wanting this for a while so of course I’m excited, but I’m obviously a little nervous too.

So here’s where you guys come in! I’d love to hear about some of your work experiences – are you a manager? Do you have any tips for me? If you’re not a manager, what do you think makes a good one? What are some things your managers (past and present) have done that you found helpful…and maybe some things that haven’t been so helpful?

I’m really looking forward to taking this next step and hopefully I don’t have to go back on my word too much when it comes to this!

{image from Zoe's amazing Wise Words pinterest board}


  1. Girl!!! Most exciting news ever!! Congratulations!

  2. Congratulations! I've never managed anyone but I've thought about how it would be if I did. I've had managers that are brilliant and others that were the worst. The best are the ones that can draw the line between being pally and being a manager but in a subtle way, the worst are the ones who go power mad, micro manage and take credit where it is most certainly NOT due. I guess for me, communication and being on the level is what I expect from a manager, but also one who encourages growth and development, because it's all fluid I guess!

    Congrats again, I'm sure you'll make a fab manager! x

  3. Well done! I would say 'thank yous' go a long way. Just feeling appreciated makes you happier.

  4. Well done! Congratulations on your new awesome job! I am sure you are going to be awesome!

    I haven't used the words; Super Duper for a long time! I should use them way more!


  5. Congrats Catherine! I'm sure you'll be an amazing manager :) I think learning to lead a team is something that definitely improves with time. Checking in from time to time and taking the time to get to know your junior associates is definitely key (though I've never managed at a work level like yours!) x