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Transitioning from Individual Contributor to Manager

Length
1 day

Overview

The transition from individual contributor to manager can be the most challenging shift of a career. Managing people demands a deep appreciation of different individual working styles and the flexibility to deal with those differences. The goal of this program is to support you in successfully making that shift and be a great manager.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the main challenges in moving from contributor to manager
  • Learn to let go of technical issues and focus on management goals
  • Formulate your leadership values
  • Assess the impact of your working style
  • Communicate effectively
  • Master delegation

 

Key Topics

Make the Transition

  • Movin’ on Up!
  • The Shift from Peer to Boss
  • The Balancing Act: Technical versus Management Activities
  • Reflect on Individual Contributor and Manager Payoffs
  • Dos and Don’ts in Making a Successful Transition
  • Shift Your Perspective
  • Differences between Manager and Leader

Lead through Values

  • Manage and Lead through Value Stands
  • Your Personal Leadership Values

Know Your Working Style

  • Determine your Working Style
  • Maximize your Natural Strengths
  • Minimize your Weaknesses
  • Recognize the Working Styles of Others
  • Be Flexible to Best Work with Other Styles

Communicate Effectively

  • Balance between Inquiry and Advocacy
  • Inquiry: Effective Open-Ended Questions
  • Understand the Other Person’s Viewpoint
  • Identify Four Types of Listening
  • Self-Assessment: How Well Do You Listen
  • Advocacy: Articulate Your Ideas and Viewpoint

Delegate for Results

  • Why Delegation is so Challenging
  • Five-Step Delegation Process
  • Determine Ability versus Willingness to do the Job
  • The Freedom to Act: Five Levels
  • Delegation Dos and Don’ts


Reviews

Absolutely, loved how it was really hands-on and engaged the participants! -Xilinx, Manager

As a first time manager, the class was timely, and the content was useful. – Filemaker, Engineering Manager


Key Topics

Make the Transition

  • Movin’ on Up!
  • The Shift from Peer to Boss
  • The Balancing Act: Technical versus Management Activities
  • Reflect on Individual Contributor and Manager Payoffs
  • Dos and Don’ts in Making a Successful Transition
  • Shift Your Perspective
  • Differences between Manager and Leader

Lead through Values

  • Manage and Lead through Value Stands
  • Your Personal Leadership Values

Know Your Working Style

  • Determine your Working Style
  • Maximize your Natural Strengths
  • Minimize your Weaknesses
  • Recognize the Working Styles of Others
  • Be Flexible to Best Work with Other Styles

Communicate Effectively

  • Balance between Inquiry and Advocacy
  • Inquiry: Effective Open-Ended Questions
  • Understand the Other Person’s Viewpoint
  • Identify Four Types of Listening
  • Self-Assessment: How Well Do You Listen
  • Advocacy: Articulate Your Ideas and Viewpoint

Delegate for Results

  • Why Delegation is so Challenging
  • Five-Step Delegation Process
  • Determine Ability versus Willingness to do the Job
  • The Freedom to Act: Five Levels
  • Delegation Dos and Don’ts

Key Topics

Make the Transition

  • Movin’ on Up!
  • The Shift from Peer to Boss
  • The Balancing Act: Technical versus Management Activities
  • Reflect on Individual Contributor and Manager Payoffs
  • Dos and Don’ts in Making a Successful Transition
  • Shift Your Perspective
  • Differences between Manager and Leader

Lead through Values

  • Manage and Lead through Value Stands
  • Your Personal Leadership Values

Know Your Working Style

  • Determine your Working Style
  • Maximize your Natural Strengths
  • Minimize your Weaknesses
  • Recognize the Working Styles of Others
  • Be Flexible to Best Work with Other Styles

Communicate Effectively

  • Balance between Inquiry and Advocacy
  • Inquiry: Effective Open-Ended Questions
  • Understand the Other Person’s Viewpoint
  • Identify Four Types of Listening
  • Self-Assessment: How Well Do You Listen
  • Advocacy: Articulate Your Ideas and Viewpoint

Delegate for Results

  • Why Delegation is so Challenging
  • Five-Step Delegation Process
  • Determine Ability versus Willingness to do the Job
  • The Freedom to Act: Five Levels
  • Delegation Dos and Don’ts

Key Topics

Make the Transition

  • Movin’ on Up!
  • The Shift from Peer to Boss
  • The Balancing Act: Technical versus Management Activities
  • Reflect on Individual Contributor and Manager Payoffs
  • Dos and Don’ts in Making a Successful Transition
  • Shift Your Perspective
  • Differences between Manager and Leader

Lead through Values

  • Manage and Lead through Value Stands
  • Your Personal Leadership Values

Know Your Working Style

  • Determine your Working Style
  • Maximize your Natural Strengths
  • Minimize your Weaknesses
  • Recognize the Working Styles of Others
  • Be Flexible to Best Work with Other Styles

Communicate Effectively

  • Balance between Inquiry and Advocacy
  • Inquiry: Effective Open-Ended Questions
  • Understand the Other Person’s Viewpoint
  • Identify Four Types of Listening
  • Self-Assessment: How Well Do You Listen
  • Advocacy: Articulate Your Ideas and Viewpoint

Delegate for Results

  • Why Delegation is so Challenging
  • Five-Step Delegation Process
  • Determine Ability versus Willingness to do the Job
  • The Freedom to Act: Five Levels
  • Delegation Dos and Don’ts