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Peer Today, Boss Tomorrow™ The Transition from Peer to Manager (or Supervisor and Leader)
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New workplace leadership training program that helps newly promoted managers, supervisors and leaders make immediate impact as they transition from peer to manager!
Making the actual transition from being a peer to supervisor/manager/leader - going from being a co-worker to being the boss - can be one of the hardest and most challenging things you’ll ever do in your career.
Everything changes—your role, your tasks, your relationships, and your accountabilities. And your new leadership role may leave you feeling overwhelmed, alone, maybe even a little panicky and wondering if you did the right thing by accepting the promotion.
Watch as Lindsey, a newly promoted manager, surfs the web looking for tips and insights about making a successful transition from peer to manager.
Steps to Nailing a New Leadership Role (CHEATSHEET)
- Come to grips with the fact that your accountabilities and your work relationships have changed because of your promotion. You’re no longer one of “us” - you’re one of “them” - you’re management. You have transitioned from being a peer to being a manager.
- Set clear boundaries. Your employees know you only in the role of peer; now they need to know what it’s going to be like working with you in the role of the boss. They want to know what you can and can’t do and what you will and won’t share with them. So, you’ll need to start to define your new relationship by setting clear boundaries early on with your employees that let them know what’s non-negotiable when you’re working together.
- Communication is a vital. Everything you do requires you to communicate with others all the time. You can see that your employees’ success and, ultimately, the organization’s success can depend greatly on the effectiveness of a supervisor’s communication skills.
- Getting results. This requires you to take action, even if the path forward seems unclear, the direction you’ve been given is ambiguous, you don’t have all the information you need or you have a lot on your plate already.
New Leader Training & Development
In addition to dramatic change, new managers frequently struggle to balance their previous peer relationships with their new management responsibilities. Peer Today, Boss Tomorrow helps new leaders successfully transition from peer to manager. This new leadership training video program (and eLearning course) outlines four easy-to-understand strategies that will help new managers, supervisors and leaders master the often treacherous waters of leadership.
Through the four strategies presented and applied in this leadership training, new leaders will have the opportunity to learn:
- What it means to accept the responsibilities of their new role.
- How to exercise their abilities to set clear boundaries.
- The value of strengthening their communication skills.
- The importance of taking thoughtful and strategic action.
New leaders within your organization will also learn how to address these common situations:
- Overcoming the fear of lost friendships and lost rapport.
- Disciplining a former peer.
- Managing coworkers who are older.
- Enforcing a policy the individual may have personally broken prior to becoming a manager.
- Avoiding the appearance of favoritism.
- Keeping confidential information confidential.
- Admitting mistakes in a way that builds trust and credibility with former peers (and all direct reports).
Peer Today, Boss Tomorrow™: Action Steps for Success
New leadership training! Making the leap from peer to boss is never easy. In addition to dramatic change, new managers frequently struggle to balance their old coworker relationships with their new management responsibilities. Designed to help participants make a successful transition from coworker to manager, Peer Today, Boss Tomorrow presents four proven strategies that will help new supervisors navigate changing relationships and prepare for the most difficult situations they’re likely to encounter as they assume their new role.
Peer Today, Boss Tomorrow™ Action Steps for Success (eLearning Program)
Help newly promoted managers, supervisors and leaders navigate their changing roles and have immediate impact! Watch as Lindsey, a newly promoted manager, surfs the web looking for tips and insights about making a successful transition from peer to boss. This interactive new leadership eLearning course provides key strategies, activities and practical suggestions that make this program an excellent choice for organizations that promote from within or need to train new managers & supervisors.
Discussion Card: Peer Today, Boss Tomorrow™
Leading is rarely as easy as the business books make it out to be! Help new managers, supervisors and leaders make an immediate impact with their teams! These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model along with thought-provoking questions on better understanding what it takes to truly and successfully lead others. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator. Available in both physical and virtual formats, these cards reinforce the power of the Peer Today, Boss Tomorrow concepts.
New Leaders Have New Responsibilities...
In the past, companies thought it was important for managers and supervisors to know every aspect of the work that they managed. That was usually the reason that an employee was promoted in the first place - they had excellent technical or functional knowledge.
Today, that has changed. A supervisor/manager now must provide more than excellent technical knowledge; they must provide daily management oversight and also provide leadership that goes beyond job knowledge.
A manager/supervisor’s role is to help others be successful. That’s what you’re getting paid to do. And you’re in a unique position to do that because you’re closest to the front-line people who are involved with delivering a product or service to the client. So, it’s imperative for you to accept your role and take actions to affect what is delivered to the client.
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