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Top 6 Management Survival Skills for First-Time Supervisors

Getting promoted to a supervisory role is exciting . . . and scary. A promotion to leadership, supervision or management brings new responsibilities, new relationship dynamics, and new opportunities for personal and career growth. And often, new supervisors don’t get the training, support, and guidance they need to be successful.

Did you know that 40% of new managers fail within the first 18 months of promoting them? Why? Because they don’t get the training they need to deal with people, manage workloads, mediate conflict, juggle deadlines and much more. In other words, they got promoted because they were good at their job—not because they can actually lead people.

They’ve never led people, dealt with heavy time management issues, administered company policy or had to deal with upper management directly before. In other words, they’re completely unprepared.

The good news is first-time managers and supervisors can learn the kinds of things it usually takes managers years to learn. 

Join Guy Harris, co-author of Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership, and co-developer of the Bud to Boss Workshop, for 60 minutes where you can learn:

  • How to manage relationships and expectations during the transition – up, down and across the organization
  • Tips for communicating clearly, effectively, and assertively
  • How to manage and resolve conflict – between team members and with other departments
  • Ways to overcome resistance to and truly drive change
  • How to coach on behaviors to improve results and increase performance
  • The steps to set achievable goals – for yourself and others

Presented By

Guy Harris
Master Trainer & Coach

Guy draws on more than 20 years of combined professional and military experience when he consults, coaches, or trains in the areas of team and interaction dynamics, communication strategies and tactics, and emotional intelligence.

Prior to becoming a trainer and coach, Guy served as a Nuclear Engineering Officer in the US Navy Submarine Force, and he worked in leadership positions in both large and small business environments.

Typical client concerns prior to working with Guy are: forging a team from a group of individuals, moving a team past the conflict stage of team development, developing other leaders, expanding personal influence within the organization, communicating more effectively, and developing buy-in for new programs and processes.

With experience and training in technical disciplines and his further training in, and practical application of, human behavior and motivation principles, his unique skills consist of quickly connecting the technical and task accomplishment necessities of business operations with the human factors that often limit rapid implementation and results.

In other words, he helps you understand – and work through – the reasons why your relationships are getting in the way of getting things done.

Guy has both Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Chemical Engineering. He was a qualified Engineering Department head in the U.S. Navy. He is a Master Trainer and Coach in the DISC Model of Human Behavior, and a Workplace Conflict Resolution expert.

Price: $175.00