In this bonus episode, the Fundraising Leadership team talk about the transition from sole-contributor to manager. It can be extraordinarily challenging. A misstep can be particularly harmful to the organization and your career.
In order to successfully make this transition, you will need to embrace the learning required to grow into your new role. You will need to consciously shift from “me” to “we”. Your success depends on becoming someone who gets things done through other people.
That’s a big shift in “being.” In becoming a first-time manager your perspective alters. You focus on other duties, like developing staff to whom you can delegate more responsibility.
We explore the three hats you will need to wear – manager, leader, and coach. We talk about the importance of articulating your core values and helping your direct reports do the same. Then we give ideas to help you build trust and create a culture of feedback.
If you are making the transition from sole-contributor to manager (or want to), then sign up for our affordable, online, self-paced course. This course will challenge you to think and act differently. You will learn to develop and practice the essential skills required to be a successful first-time manager.