NEW MANAGER TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
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It is likely you are all too familiar with the workplace adage: “Employees don’t leave their job or company, they leave their manager.” The reality is that bad managers do exist and are more prevalent than most people thought.
Read Are 2 in 5 New Managers at Your Company Bad Bosses? Why should you care? to learn the true impact of a bad boss and what you should do about it.
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This two-day, interactive and customized new manager workshop provides a first step toward building the core management skills and competencies that enable managers to improve performance, engagement and retention.
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New manager superstars are rare. But managers play a critical role. Effective managers are able to build high performing teams while developing the next generation of top talent. Read about what these superstars do to get high performance that the rest of us miss.
Too many companies exclude managers from the very strategic planning and implementation processes required for them to excel. If your managers are not clear about the strategic direction of the company, their ability to lead, set priorities and make trade-offs is severely hampered.
Your employees may have their oars in the water, but do they know what direction the boat is headed? And if so, do they understand how their oars can best move the team and the organization toward its goal?
Successful managers align goals to create higher employee engagement, retention and performance
A few management metrics matter most.
Yet, the majority of organizations believe their new supervisors have significant skill gaps in all three areas.
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The prestigious award recognizes organizations which have developed and implemented best practice approaches to employee learning and talent management resulting in significant business improvement.
RECENT NEW MANAGER TRAINING BLOGS
Build Trust as a New ManagerHow important do you think it is to build trust as a new manager? We have asked tens of thousands of employees what they want most from their new manager over the years. What would you guess is the number one priority for new managers to...read more
Leadership by ChaosLeadership by chaos poses a serious problem in the workplace.The chaos theory, originated by Edward Lorenz, states that within the apparent randomness of chaotic complex systems there are underlying patterns. Tom Peters in the book “In Search of...read more
Delegation RisksWhile delegation risks do exist, face it; you simply can’t do it alone. For new managers especially, it’s hard to assign tasks to others when you are used to doing them yourselves; it’s also hard to trust that others can do the job just the way you...read more
Meeting with Your BossWhenever you are meeting with your boss, your one-on-one sessions should be productive for both you and your manager. Executives now report spending over 20 hours per week in often wasteful meetings, so you need to make your meetings count. ...read more
The Bottom Line
For a new manager to successfully take the helm, they must quickly transition from managing themselves as an individual contributor to managing others.
While most people are initially thrilled to be rewarded with a new management position, many never excel or continue to move up the ranks because they are more suited to “doing” than “managing.” Many unsuccessful new managers try the same tactics that led to victory as an individual contributor. But no manager can successfully do everyone’s job. Instead of over-reaching or micromanaging, effective managers use organizational leadership skills to plan, coordinate, communicate, motivate and delegate to get sustainable results with and through others.
Mastering the art and science of business management requires an additional set of skills to stimulate and engage others to achieve great things. To make the leap from self-sufficiency to being dependent upon the success of others requires a significant change in attitude, working style and skill set. Instead of outworking others, new managers must more consistently provide direction, share information, coordinate activities and tune into the needs and aspirations of their team.
Effective new manager training helps first-time managers to navigate this difficult transition by making sure that new managers know what is required of them in the areas of goal setting, decision making, problem solving, delegation, performance management, change management and communication.
The bottom-line is that success as an individual contributor does not guarantee success as a new manager. Technical skills alone are not enough to attract, motivate, engage, develop and retain top talent while meeting greater, wider and more complex performance demands.
To gauge your success on any management training program, always strive to measure and move at least one of the following key metrics:
- Leadership execution effectiveness of key corporate strategies.
- Employee attraction, development, performance, engagement and retention.
- Project cost, quality, and time.
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