So, what does it mean to be in charge? For an individual contributor, playing the role of a manager for the first time is a formidable experience. The transition, while exciting to begin with, is laid with risks, challenges, failure, strained relationships, and a growing awareness that this is nothing like the leadership experience that one thought it would be. An individual contributor’s success depends on personal commitment and expertise. For a new manager, these success factors witness a tectonic shift. Managers are required to drive the organizational agenda through others. And this means that a manager’s performance is largely authored by their direct reports.
New managers are nudged to make psychological adjustments at multiple levels – cognitive, behavioral, and emotional levels. Strengthscape’s First Time Program prepares incumbents to make this transition, an uninhibited and structured experience as they form their leadership paradigm; that would probably stay with them for a lifetime. New managers are required to understand human psychology; in specific motivation, stress, fears, and behavioral preferences to be able to manage people and drive business outcomes.
Strengthscape’s First Time Manager program addresses multiple myths especially those related to power & authority; influence & motivation; and business priorities and results.