Introducing: New Manager Care Packages

Originally posted Sep 12, 2019

Wishing you could congratulate the new manager in your life while also giving them some more support in their new role? Meet my New Manager Care Package.

In my work supporting leaders and managers around the world for years, I’ve learned that real tools—deployed in the first 30 days—enormously help managers as they navigate their new roles. So I partnered with Small Packages, a curated care package company, to create a care package for new managers that offers serious support and encouragement:

Photo of each of the items in the New Manager Care Package

I’ve put together this package to celebrate and honor the achievement of becoming a manager, while still recognizing it can be really tough to jump into this new role. It’s perfect for:

I’ve got you covered, Manager, with:

Send one to a new manager now!

What people are saying

“It’s vital to a new manager’s success that they know - and feel - that their boss has their back. As VPE of a distributed team, sending physical books and gifts that say “you’ve got this” (and also help them to get it!) is key to my new manager on-boarding.”

—Katie Womersley, VP of Engineering at Buffer

“Moving from an Individual Contributor role to a manager role can be a scary and lonely career switch. A curated care package with practical and trusted tools, techniques and education material for new managers is the best gift you can make to intentionally support them.”

—Nassim Kammah, Senior Engineering Manager at Elastic

“Support comes in all shapes, sizes, and love languages and this care package hits so many of them! I can’t wait to order this for myself on a rainy day.

—Neha Batra, Engineering Manager at GitHub

Lara Hogan

Author, public speaker, and coach for managers and leaders across the tech industry.