Creating world class skills
Developing outstanding managers is a priority for any business and transitioning from being an individual contributor to a manager is not just about learning new skills but requires a major shift in thinking.
The challenge is even greater when taking on management responsibilities within the same organisation. The peer group that provided you with a support network may have become direct reports and you will need to build new relationships right across the organisation.
Your boss will expect more from you, your team will be cautious, and your new peers will be watching to see how you adapt.
The New Manager Programme will help you prepare for this and take the necessary steps to be successful. You will identify the common pitfalls, build new skills, and establish your authority early on so that you create an environment where you will get the best from yourself and your team.
The Promotion challenge: Once the excitement has worn off, you will need to face the reality of your new role. All your previous relationships within the business will need to be redefined and you have to move quickly to establish yourself within the management hierarchy.
There are some key actions that you need to take if you are to avoid the common pitfalls and build a successful career as a manager or supervisor. Your biggest challenge may be re-engineering your existing relationships, it may be establishing your authority, or it may be stepping away from the front line. Taking the right steps early on can make the difference between success and failure—not just in the short term but in your future career as a manager and leader