Many new managers underestimate how difficult it is to transition into a leadership role. This Quick Take Package includes five research-based micro-videos that address the biggest tactical challenges head on: time management, dealing with difficult employees, managerial styles and delegation. It also offers keen insights into the mental shift new managers must make when they enter the leadership ranks – especially the understanding that leaders are always “on stage,” and their words and actions are amplified. This package can prevent needless missteps that derail managerial careers and keep talented individuals on the path to career advancement.
The videos included in this package are:
New Manager Pitfalls
So you just got promoted. You probably got singled out for management because you were a strong performer, a producer who achieved excellent results. Now you’re in charge of a team, and your job is to get OTHER people to be strong performers. But that’s easier said than done. It’s so difficult, in fact, that most people want nothing to do with it. Of those who take the challenge, many underestimate the complexities of management, and fail. In this Quick Take you will learn the steps you must take to get started in the right direction.
ABC Method: Handling a Bad Attitude
In every organization you have a few people with really BAD attitudes. The guy who has trouble dealing with authority … the woman who shows up late all the time … or the average performers who put in minimal effort but continually complain about their mediocre pay and lack of advancement. You could just terminate these employees. But let’s assume they’ve got skills you need and you decide they’re worth saving. This training module will show how to confront “bad-attitude” employees the right way, and maximize the odds that they’ll change themselves and become better team players.
Six Managerial Styles
The best managers realize that to be a truly effective leader you need to deploy a variety of management styles depending on who you're dealing with and what you're trying to accomplish. They know that a "one size fits all" approach to leadership simply doesn't work. In this Quick Take you’ll learn: Why “one-trick-pony” managers have limited value to the organization, that great managers master a repertoire of six management styles and, how to correctly deploy the right style depending on the situation.
Time Management: Why It's Not About Time
Has your boss, or maybe even a colleague, ever said, “You need to manage your time a little better”? If so, that’s code for, “You’re not getting things done.” And it’s not a minor problem. It’s a game changer, one that affects your promotability, your salary potential and, possibly, the likelihood that your company will keep you around. In this Quick Take you will learn why employees in organizations are perceived as being good, or bad, at managing their time; the list that matters more than any other; and the #1 enemy of good time management.
Delegation: How to Get Results Through Other People
If delegation were simply about passing our work on to others, everyone would be great at it. But delegation is more complicated than it looks – and getting it right is so critical. In this Quick Take you will learn why delegation is key to advancement for a leader, what the Multiplier Effect is and why it’s the Holy Grail of delegation, the Four Fatal Flaws that sabotage delegation, and finally, how to avoid the Abdication Trap.
This package includesFor each of the Micro-Training videos, you'll also get:
Prove that the learner(s) understand the concept and increase knowledge retention.Discussion Guide
Facilitate a discussion, connecting the concept to your unique challenges.Summary Sheet
Revisit the concept as follow-up or in the moment-of-need.
How do you use this?Multi-video packages are for companies that want to take a deep dive into a single skill area. Each package contains several carefully chosen videos that create an extended learning path. Devoting two to three months to exploring a topic from multiple angles results in more sustained engagement in training, better knowledge retention, and more effective deployment on the job. To kick start Micro-Meetings
Micro-training makes it easy for managers to facilitate meetings where teams develop shared vocabulary and benefit from peer learning.To kick start one-on-one coaching
Micro-training is extremely tactical and it’s a great tool to help managers frame very specific, skill-based coaching interactions.As self-directed learning
Micro-videos are a solution to a specific skill challenge. For example: “How to handle an employee who has a bad attitude,” or “How to handle a price objection.” You have a question. You find the right micro-video. You watch it on your own. You deploy the skill on the job.