Transitioning into Management
Leading is no improvisation.... "We have to teach human skills if we want people to learn how to be better leaders... e.g. listening, empathy, patience, how to have difficult conversations, how to have effective confrontations, ... Simon Sinek Sept. 2021
Most new managers don't realize how much their new role differs from that of an individual contributor.
An opportunity to improve your skills in an area where most companies fall short!
Sometimes you get promoted because you are good at what you are doing, and the progression into management seems logical, from an organizational perspective.
You can get promoted simply because a manager is needed. And some people assume the position and responsibilities of manager in addition to their normal role, without any formal promotion.
These routes into management aren’t easy for the individual being promoted because they don’t take into consideration the person’s ability or suitability to manage.
There is a significant gap between what you think the role of a first time manager is and what the reality says. In fact, most new managers don't realize how much their new role differs from that of an individual contributor.
Often, they have misconceptions about what managing entails, and so, the skills and methods required for success as an individual contributor and those needed for success as a manager are very different.
A promotion into a management role is exciting of course, and also difficult, this is the reason why exploring beforehand what it means, what to expect and mistakes to avoid can make the difference for a more successful transition!
In a nutshell, you’ll be better prepared for your new role and more likely to succeed.
Our Workshop "First Time Manager"
Our 2-hour online and interactive workshop will give you the tools and framework you need to understand a manager’s role, recognize and address the challenges of a First-Time Manager and to understand the different expectations that your direct reports, your peers, and your boss have of you, and how to balance these effectively.