Congratulations! Being a manager is a great achievement, one that many people strive for in their jobs and careers. The problem is that few people are adequately prepared for the rigors that face them once they meet this goal. Does that mean every manager is destined to become the star of a “horrible boss” story? No way! Just as there is opportunity for you to make mistakes (and you probably will), there is also opportunity for you to break the mold and be a really excellent manager whom people truly respect. Read on to get started on the path to greatness!