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New Manager Toolkit

Welcome to New Manager Toolkit

From the very first day on the job, UFHR wants every new manager to establish a solid foundation for success at managing and leading at UF. This New Manager Toolkit provides you with key resources to increase your self-awareness, set your team up for success, and effectively manage and lead, for the Gator Good!

Administrative Resources

Information is vital to managing your team effectively. These resources provide quick access to the most critical administrative functions for new managers.
Interviewing and Hiring
Time Reporting
Leave Administration
UF Engaged
Fiscal Administration
Disciplinary Processes

Leadership Resources

Great leadership doesn’t just happen. At UF, we recognize the importance of leadership excellence in all that we do. Below are a few leadership resources to support your journey as a new manager. These resources are aligned to the UF Leadership Competencies Model, which serves as a framework to describe the knowledge, skills, and behaviors needed to be an excellent leader at UF.

Build Trust

Trust is at the core of leadership. Leaders who work on knowing themselves and who intentionally invest in building relationships and modeling integrity, transparency, and humility, reinforce experiences of trust that allow for authenticity and belonging in the workplace.

Podcast

10 Common Mistakes of Managers Download Transcript

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Create & Communicate Vision

Employees will follow a leader who has a well-defined vision and can communicate it clearly. When leaders chart and navigate the strategic direction for the team, through listening and regular interaction, team members follow willingly and enthusiastically.

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Improving Communication Using Relationship StrategiesDownload Transcript

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Generate Alignment

Having a trusting team that is motivated by a shared vision is not enough to make things happen. For that, leaders must generate alignment. This is all about getting things done by using good judgment, managing and harnessing resources, and observing guidelines to keep everyone on the team rowing in the same direction.

Podcast

Common Myths of Managing at UFDownload Transcript

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Cultivate Talent

Leaders depend on others to achieve results. Engaging the members of a team in a way that matters to them is fundamental for collaboration. Selecting, coaching, including and empowering team members will maximize individual talents and foster shared commitment for synergy and teamwork.

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Two Minute ChallengeDownload Transcript

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Additional Resources

Here are some additional resources that you may want to peruse to get acclimated to your new role quickly and seamlessly.

Want to Explore More?

For a deeper dive into the skills, knowledge, and behaviors needed to be an excellent leader at UF we invite you to explore our Leadership Toolkit or take our New Manager course.