Moving into Management - Leaving the Keyboard
Moving from a technical role to a management role can be a difficult transition requiring a completely different approach and a new set of skills. This will cover my own experience and what I learned to assist others who are thinking of making the change to a leadership role or, as happens surprisingly often, they end up in one.
Outline/Structure of the Talk
- Getting Started
- Building the team - Interviewing
- The Role Itself
- What is Your Purpose
- Expectations within your Role
- How can you be Successful in it?
- What does Responsibility Entail?
- Tracking Progress
- Performance Reviews
- People Leaving the Team
- Examples from History
To have a foundation for someone to refer to when, or if, they find themselves starting in a leadership role.
People in technical roles; even those who have no plans to be in a leadership role, it is good to know where to start if you find yourself in one.
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