Transitioning to First-Time Manager
You’ve just been promoted to first-time manager. Congrats! It’s an accomplishment that deserves recognition.
It’s also one of the most significant shifts you’ll make in your career. Yesterday, your job was to get stuff done. Today, your job is to get stuff done through others. And that takes a completely new skill set than you’ve developed to date.
Being an effective leader requires you to do the following:
Set vision, direction and strategy
Motivate, inspire and empower your team to do their best work
Understand individual needs and adapt to meet them
Give recognition and constructive feedback
Coach to improve decision-making ability and foster self-discovery
Delegate tasks to deepen accountability
Drive performance execution
Build a healthy, motivating culture
And none of those things can be accomplished overnight. It will take time and practice to ultimately become the leader you strive to be.
Interested in learning more?
Contact Elsey Consulting Group to customize our Leadership Accelerator Program for your organization. This program includes six to 12 workshops, 1:1 coaching and a comprehensive assessment process measuring behavioral style, motivators, values, conflict style and an optional 360 process, providing feedback from managers, peers and direct reports.