From Bud to Boss
Top 6 Management Survival Skills for First-Time Supervisors
Format: Digital Downloads
New leaders are in an important and challenging time of transition. And moments of transition require us to wrestle with the frustrations, stress and struggles of learning new ways of thinking and doing things.
Chances are, you are unclear, uncertain and anxious about the transitions are facing and have concerns such as:
How do I successfully lead my team without coming off as “bossy”?
How do I attain all of the knowledge that I SHOULD know as a supervisor, even when I’ve never really led in the past?
How should I communicate with my new team, in order to get things done effectively and collaboratively?
What about team members who are my friends? How do I balance those relationships with success in leading?
And that’s just the beginning! In your new role, you will have to confront many new issues that were not part of your responsibilities before you became a leader. And you must learn how to adapt to these transitions in order to be successful.
Getting promoted to a supervisory role is exciting . . . and scary. Often, new supervisors don’t get the training, support, and guidance they need to be successful.
Did you know that 40% of new managers fail within the first 18 months of promoting them? Why? Because they don’t get the training they need to deal with people, manage workloads, mediate conflict, juggle deadlines and much more. In other words, they got promoted because they were good at their job—not because they can actually lead people.
They’ve never led people, dealt with heavy time management issues, administered company policy or had to deal with upper management directly before. In other words, they’re completely unprepared.
The good news is first-time managers and supervisors can learn the kinds of things it usually takes managers years to learn.
Join Guy Harris, co-author of From Bud to Boss: Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership, and co-developer of the Bud to Boss Workshop, for 60 minutes where you can learn:
- How to manage relationships and expectations during the transition – up, down and across the organization
- Tips for communicating clearly, effectively, and assertively
- How to manage and resolve conflict – between team members and with other departments
- Ways to overcome resistance to and truly drive change
- How to coach on behaviors to improve results and increase performance
- The steps to set achievable goals – for yourself and others
Don’t risk your career by stumbling along, making rookie mistakes and learning by trial and error. Get the essential management techniques and strategies you need to succeed right from the start.
About the Presenter:
Guy Harris’ career includes service as a nuclear engineering officer in the U.S. Navy submarine fleet, various supervisory/managerial roles in the chemical industry and personal business ownership. In the early 1990s, he began to actively pursue the practical application of leadership, communication, team building and conflict resolution principles.
He is a Certified Human Behavior Specialist, a Master Trainer in the DISC Model of Human Behavior, and a Conflict Resolution Subject Matter Expert.
Typical client concerns prior to working with Guy are forging a team from a group of individuals, moving a team past the conflict stage of team development, developing other leaders, expanding personal influence within the organization, communicating more effectively, and developing buy-in for new programs and processes.
Clients consistently comment on how quickly Guy helps them diagnose their “real” challenges and create plans for overcoming them. Workshop participants rave about the way his stories and experiences relate learning points in ways that are fun, engaging, and memorable.
As a consultant, trainer, and coach, Guy has worked with large and small clients, businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and individuals from Boston to Brisbane and from Ottawa to Orlando. His past clients include: Sun Chemical Co., Ivy Tech Community College, The Good Samaritan Society, Redbox, Purdue University, Delta Career Education, The American Farm Bureau Association, Butler University, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, Panda Express, and many others.
Guy is the co-author of From Bud to Boss: Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership, Sell Naked on the Phone, and The Behavior Bucks System. He has been a contributing author, content developer and editor on other books and training materials including: Presenting With Style; Leadership @ Work, Leadership Brief and To The Point, and Leadership: It’s an Inside Job.
Guy’s blog, The Recovering Engineer Blog, is about learning to get out of your own way and learning to take a close look at your thoughts, feelings, responses and reactions to find better and more effective ways to build and maintain both personal and professional relationships.ORDER NOW
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