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Transitioning to Manager

2 hours


The transition from individual contributor to manager can be the most challenging shift of a career.  The goal of this webinar is to support you in successfully making that shift and becoming a great manager.

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate the skills of a manager from the skills of a leader.
  • Identify the characteristics of the best and worst managers
  • Analyze current job activities to determine the ideal ratio between your technical and managerial roles
  • Recognize the shift in mindset from individual contributor to manager
  • Identify your specific value stands as a manager

Key Topics

Role of a Manager

  • Difference between management and leadership
  • Best and worst manager characteristics

The Balancing Act

  • The shift from peer to boss
  • Balancing individual contributor and manager activities
  • Analyzing your use of time
  • Individual versus manager payoffs
  • Dos and don’ts in making the transition

Managing Through Value Stands

  • Why value stands are important
  • Leading through observable-behavior value stands
  • Your personal leadership values

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