It is absolutely essential to develop these skills right from the start when new leaders need them most.
SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) April 26, 2016
Making the transition from co-worker to supervisor is one of the most challenging situations a professional will face. And one of the best ways to ensure a successful future is to lay a good foundation right from the beginning. By establishing important building blocks that will help you manage and communication more effectively. Here are five tips that will help anyone navigate this situation more successfully and less stressfully.
1. Begin task lists. Reflect upon the goals of your team and organization. Brainstorm ways to make progress. Identify and record individual assignments that will help reach your targets.
2. Set up electronic tools. Discover ways in which technology can help you organize. For example, create group email lists to speed up communications. Establish file-sharing protocol and group calendars.
3. Make up a staff meeting schedule. Plan to meet with your team regularly, perhaps once a week or biweekly. Offer consistency by sticking to the same time and day. Spend your first meeting going over goals and expectations. Include a discussion to establish a clear vision.
4. Schedule one-on-one meetings. Meet with individuals on your team once or twice each month. Use your first meetings to discover their current roles and personal aspirations. Future sessions can be meetings or informal chats, depending on what works best for you and your team.
5. Start private files for each employee. It’s never too soon to think about annual reviews. Plan on recording accomplishments, failures, and both positive and negative behaviors throughout the year. This information will help you later on to more efficiently and thoroughly prepare review documentation.
It is absolutely essential to develop these skills right from the start when new leaders need them most. Bud to Boss, a two-day interactive workshop for new supervisors, is coming to the San Diego area on May 16-17, 2016. Co-developed by Kevin Eikenberry and Guy Harris, best-selling authors of the book, From Bud to Boss: Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership, this powerful training brings insightful concepts and techniques to tackle the common challenges many new leaders encounter when promoted into a supervisory/leadership role.
“The first few months of a leader’s career are critical — that individual is impacting the lives and work of others, impacting the organization’s results in brand new ways, and creating habits that will likely last forever. We want to help leaders build better, more productive habits early in their journey, giving them skills to support their success throughout their career,” says Kevin Eikenberry, co-developer of the Bud to Boss workshop, and CEO of The Kevin Eikenberry Group.
For more information about the workshop or to connect with our expert thought leaders for articles or interviews, please visit http://www.budtoboss.com.
The Kevin Eikenberry Group (KEG) was founded in 1993 by Kevin Eikenberry. A leadership development and consulting firm, the KEG offers many leadership products, (such as the Bud 2 Boss product line) that include teleconferences, workshops, and customized training and consulting, as well as leadership coaching. Kevin Eikenberry has served as a keynote speaker at conferences and corporate events around the U.S. and across the world, and has authored several bestselling books on leadership. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Ag Alumni Seed Company, and was named by Inc.com as one of the Top 100 Leadership and Management Thinkers on Earth. Kevin has been blogging on a wide variety of leadership and professional development topics since 2004. Read his blog here: blog.kevineikenberry.com/