A Rapid Course for First Time Managers
You earned your new supervisor position … this training will help you make the most of it!
In your previous position, you did a great job. Yet, you're smart enough to know the skills that made you a great team player won't necessarily make you a great supervisor. For any new supervisor, training is key to success in this role.
- It's not enough to follow directions … now you must give directions about what gets done, when, and by whom.
- It's not enough that your projects are accurate and on time … you have to help others keep their projects on track, and see that everyone works together.
- It's not enough to focus only on your department … suddenly you're a member of the management team. Your new peers will expect you to have a broader perspective, including other departments.
- It's not enough to keep yourself motivated … you have to be a coach, cheerleader, and "strong shoulder" to people who have bad days, conflicts with each other, and other demands that you might not be able to satisfy.