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Transitioning from Individual Contributor to Manager

November 14

149 Commonwealth Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States

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Length: 1 day


The transition from individual contributor to manager can be the most challenging shift of a career. Managing demands a deep appreciation of different individual working styles and the flexibility to deal with those differences. This course introduces the concepts and skills critical to a successful assumption of leadership.

Key Topics

  • The shift from peer to boss
  • Compare technical versus management activities
  • Reflect on individual contributor and manager payoffs
  • Manage and lead through values
  • Determine your working style
  • Maximize your natural strengths
  • Minimize your weaknesses
  • Communicate effectively
  • Use effective questions
  • Four types of listening
  • Delegate for results
  • Five-step delegation model
  • The Freedom to Act model



…walked away with some practical tips even after years of management experience. New and old managers would definitely benefit from this class.– Synaptics Inc., Instructional Designer

The working styles helped me identify my strengths & weaknesses, as well as possible areas of challenge for me, my employees, and with my manager. I loved the frequent interaction, mixing and remixing of groups for a high level of participation.– TIBCO Software, Director Shareholder Services

Would absolutely recommend, exceeded my expectations.– Austin Regional Clinic, Lab Supervisor