One of the most difficult transitions for many employees doesn’t have to do with onboarding or training for a mid-career switch. Instead, many employees find obstacles when they make the jump from individual contributor to manager or leader.
That’s a reasonable struggle. After all, managing people requires an entirely different and specific set of skills and knowledge than the skills needed for most individual contributors.
This week’s video from The BizLibrary Collection is an important lesson for the emerging leaders in your workplace. Jeff Havens’ use of humor engages managers while delivering effective lessons about interacting with their individual contributors.