From Peer to Manager: Skills for New Managers
Welcome to your career in management. But most important…Welcome to leadership.
Why did you make this big move?
To grow personally and professionally?
To make a difference?
To lead others to realize their success?
All of the above?
All this, and more!
Even for the most gifted individuals, the process of becoming a leader is a rigorous and many times an exhausting journey. The rewards, however, can be enormous. I surveyed a group of managers across many disciplines and asked the question, “As a new manager, what do you wish you learned early in your career?” What follows in this course, is a result of the responses, as well as my personal experience coaching and mentoring new managers.
I will begin by asking you to be patient with yourself. You do not develop leadership skills overnight. It takes practice, it takes trying new things, it takes making mistakes. Yes, sometimes you will fail. That is ok. It is ok to acknowledge when something doesn’t work, it is ok to celebrate and build on your successes.
I have broken this course into individual modules. These are small bite sized modules that you can view either one after the other, or one at a time as you drink your morning coffee. Feel free to jump around and view the modules that are of the most importance to you. Take what works, challenge what doesn’t, try new things.
The Chapters include:
Introduction to Management
Developing Your Leadership Style
Your Growth and Development
I’m excited to join you in this journey.
It’s time to think about success. Let’s Get Started.
Welcome to the course From Peer to Manager: New Skills for Managers
Welcome to your career in management. But most important…Welcome to leadership. Even for the most gifted individuals, the process of becoming a leader is a rigorous and many times an exhausting journey. The rewards, however, can be enormous. I'm excited to join you in this important journey. Let's Get Started!
I surveyed a group of managers across many disciplines and asked the question, “As a new manager, what do you wish you learned early in your career?” What follows in this course, is a result of the responses, as well as my personal experience coaching and mentoring new managers. I will open this course by asking you to be patient with yourself. You do not develop leadership skills overnight. It takes practice, it takes trying new things, it takes making mistakes.
Review the difference between being a Manager, and being a Leader.
What does the transition look like? Review tips on how to go from "doer" to leader.
This module will include an exercise for you to evaluate your definition of a good manager and leader. What are the skills, and actions that you responded well to. What can you bring into your leadership style?
Don't just "wing it". Review some of the common pitfalls that new managers find themselves trapped in. Learn what to avoid,and what to focus on.
Developing Your Leadership Style
At the beginning of a management career, it is helpful to recognize that you have a style, and determine its effectiveness.
We cannot succeed alone. Finding a mentor is an important step to your career development.
Sink or swim? The first step is to understand exactly what is expected of you.
What skills are needed for a successful manager and leader?
Your interaction, communication skills, and ability to work with others is a key ingredient to your success.
Without trust and credibility, how can you be a true leader?
Your values and ethics are front and center. Why should they follow you? What do you stand for?
Never stop learning, never stop growing.
It is essential that you recognize and understand your responsibilities as a leader.
Getting to know your team is one of the most important responsibilities you have as a manager and leader.
Understanding yourself, and understanding others is a necessary skill in being successful as a leader.
Your team is eager to learn and grow. What do you need to do to support this as an important part of your team culture?
It's not all about you!
Review responsibilities and accountability as a manager and leader of a team.
Every action you take, everything you do...is Communication! Make it count!
There are not enough hours in the day. Learn techniques on managing your time more efficiently.
Learn a great technique on how to analyze what you are really doing with your time.
Learn techniques on how to effectively use a to-do list.
Tips on how to effectively handle interruptions.
Learn why your procrastinate, and how to move toward taking action.
Decisions are a daily part of your leadership. Review some techniques for decision making.
A presentation is one of the most powerful persuasion tools in business. Learn the best techniques on how to give a presentation.
Learn how to evaluate your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.
Everything you do is communication. Review techniques for quality communication skills.
When you can't see the person you are talking with, your voice determines how you are perceived. Review effective verbal skills for telephone conversations.
Review the challenges and opportunities of managing a remote staff.
Learn effective techniques for written email communications.
Review tips on how to effectively lead a meeting.
Problem solving as a manager.
Review critical thinking skills.
Review your roles and responsibilities of building a team.
Learn tips and techniques to improve your active listening skills.
Attitude is everything.
Review your physical presence in your team environment as a manager and leader.
Your team looks to you to lead them in the attitude and culture of the team. Motivation skills are essential for a successful leader.
Review how to effectively partner with your HR Team.
Learn techniques for effective recruiting and hiring skills.
Learn about the power and effectiveness of Behavioral Interviewing.
Learn about the importance of the One-on-one meeting structure, and tips on how to conduct these effectively.
Learn how to deliver effective performance reviews.
You spent a lot of time and energy in selecting the perfect candidate to join your team. Review techniques on how to coach and mentor to retain and grow these qualified team members.
Learn how to establish goals for your team.
Your teams growth and development should be a #1 goal and objective to meet your success.
Your Growth and Development
It's about YOU too. Never.Stop.Learning.
All the worksheets that you used during this course are in this module for easy access.
Congratulations! You have completed this course!