When you become a manager, you want to feel like you’ve got it all together.
You want to be so much more effective than the person who came before you. You want to knock it out of the park and prove to your boss that you were the perfect choice for your new position.You want to max out your team’s production and be the best boss of all time.
In an ideal world, that’s exactly what happens – and if you’re lucky, you even got some training before your first day on the job. Before everything went painfully awry.
There’s a problem with management training.
Even if you had management training, it probably focused on software you were expected to use, there was probably a boring, bullet-laden PowerPoint outlining company and unit goals for the quarter, or it was some fluffy consultant-type who walked your group through the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.
When the rubber met the road, there was no guidance, no help, no mentor and no support system for you.
This is more common than we want to admit. You’re not alone if you think this was inadequate and ineffective.
Most management training doesn’t prepare you for the daily reality of being a manager.
When there’s conflict, your employees run to you like whiny toddlers pointing fingers at each other and taking sides like junior high girls. Colleagues who used to trust you now give you side eye in meetings and throw shade at you in the break room because you’re now “management”.
You have employees who run over you, who don’t meet your expectations, and you can’t figure out how to peel them away from the things that waste their time and don’t lead to your unit’s goals.
Your stellar performance as a front-line producer didn’t prepare you for this.
Your half-day Seven Habits training didn’t prepare you for this.
Reading that bestselling business book and listening to all those podcasts didn’t prepare you for this.
And your boss is more concerned about pleasing his or her boss than helping you navigate these rough waters.
So what do you do? Where can you turn for real strategies & skills you lack – and that you need so you can perform the daily tasks you face as a manager?
The New Manager Foundations Class offers new managers a concentrated opportunity to quickly build the skills it takes to become a great manager.
In the training, you’ll:
- Learn how to set expectations and create accountability that works with your natural style – and harnesses your team’s talent.
- Practice navigating difficult conversations specific to your workplace.
- Identify your natural style of leading through times of conflict – and plan your approach for a current conflict your team is experiencing.
- Think through key mindset shifts that will help you lead your team to success.
$1500 is about the cost of one of those professional development conferences where you and a thousand others mill around the conference hotel, hiding out on your phone between breakout sessions that aren’t going to address your specific needs as a manager. This customized training session will give you an intimate support group of other managers in your same situation to practice these new skills with – and we continue to support you as you lead your team to the next level.
Riding out your team’s drama-of-the-day only makes existing problems worse.
Hoping performance improves without taking concrete action or having difficult conversations reinforces bad habits.
Your team’s ineffective communication and poor collaboration will persist until you implement different strategies.
Looking for a new job won’t make you a more effective manager at your next job.
Your future manager self (and your current employees) will thank you.