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Survival Guide for the New Manager
You're respected by people inside and outside of your group. When there are hard problems to be resolved, you're the person who makes things work on time and under budget. More than once, you've pulled a complete miracle out of your hat. And when the team needs a new manager or team lead, you're the person at the top of the list.
Unfortunately, the skills that make a good technical staff member do not always translate well to management. How do you make the leap? Scott’s presentation will help you prioritize and organize the tasks that every successful manager has to master.
Technical people who are assuming (or are interested in assuming) a leadership role in their organizations.
This class will share some of the tips and skills that I have learned the hard way, by transitioning from a solid performer to a team manager. You will become aware of the many resources available to help you make the transition.
- Defeating the "Peter Principle"
- Becoming a good leader
- The manager’s toolkit
- Your 90-day transition plan
- Assessing team strengths, weaknesses, and needs
- Building your team
- Evaluating team members
- Managing expectations and relationships
- Creating your learning plan
- Measuring success
- Fitting the right strategy to your situation
- Time management
- Effective meetings
- Managing projects effectively
- Conflict management
This session includes a number of pen-and-paper exercises.