Executive coach Linda Miller has worked with a lot of people who have made the transition from individual contributor to manager. As a featured speaker in the upcoming First-Time Manager Livecast, Miller will be sharing that new managers need to approach their new role with a different mindset in two key areas: focus and relationships.
“As an individual contributor, your focus is on doing the work, getting projects done, and meeting deadlines. But when you switch into a manager role, it means that you have to help others get the work done and ensure that they have the support, resources, and encouragement they need to be successful, both as individuals and as a group.”
When it comes to relationships, Miller uses the simple example of lunch behaviors to make her point.
“When we are peers, I get to go to lunch and we talk about personal things and sometimes…
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