Hi! I'm a "new" "manager". I've lead 3 teams over the last year and a half - the first was a technical team, the second was a mix of business analysts and technical people, and the current group is business analysts only.
I've had one on ones during this time, staff meetings, staff appreciation events, mentored, coached and given feedback (been listening to the podcasts! :) ). But - the big but - I do not have a manager title according to the HR department. Because my job does not have a manager title, it doesn't have any of the benefits associated with such titles (our managers get bonuses and other bennies). I have people reporting to me, while there are other folks who have a manager title that don't *have* any direct reports. I am expected to do all the classic responsibilities of a manager, without any of this acknowledged in our HR system, nor any of the benefits.
I *am* learning so it's not all bad, however, I fear that my future is at risk if I continue to accept this as the status quo.