New supervisors’ success is less about their previous technical expertise and more about their ability to lead.
These five habits of great managers can help you make the transition from training professional to training manager and learning leader.
Creating an expectation of accountability can be difficult for any manager, but it is an especially common challenge for new managers. Often, they make the mistake of thinking they must establish their authority before they can hold anyone accountable.
It’s common for organizations to promote people up the hierarchy until they reach a level of incompetence — a concept known as the Peter Principle. Even when a position requires a different set of skills, it’s past performance that leads to the...
Much has been written through the years about the critical importance of the first 90 days – the make-or-break period when new leaders will either set themselves up for success or lay in place the ground work for their eventual failure.
The art of managing up and down — simultaneously — is not easily mastered. It takes perseverance, communication, leadership, continuous learning and, most prominently, balance. If you’re a new training manager, it’s easy to become overwhelmed.
While there are some foreseen benefits to faking your way to success, corporate training must caution the use of this approach within their organizational walls.
The Home Depot successfully launched a two-year enterprise-wide leadership development program for new managers. Learn how the team executed the program.