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New Manager Playbook

New managers need to get up to speed quickly, but often their bosses and HR teams are too busy to work out how to help them do it.

Our free New Manager Playbook is a practical guide to onboarding new managers in 8 weeks in an engaging, effective way.

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What's in the playbook?

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8 Week Program

The playbook covers a new manager’s first eight weeks, and how to use that time to develop the essential skills for the role.  Based on hundreds of conversations with new managers, it covers the main challenges all new managers face.

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Engaging Approach

Everyone learns differently, but no-one wants to do an online-only course.  Each week, the playbook includes a training topic, actions to put that learning into practice, and points to discuss with a manager or a peer to reflect on learnings.

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Learning on the Job

We know managers are busy, but the best learning is done on the job.  The training, actions, and discussion points integrate with a new manager’s day-to-day work, and enable them to learn whilst remaining effective at their job.

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Choose any add-ons you need

You can download the playbook for free but if you need support training new managers, we have flexible options to give you additional resources to run your new manager program.

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For teams that want to run the playbook but do not have the right training resources in-house.
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Includes the playbook, plus training resources on:
What it means to be a manager
Discussing career goals
Managing up
1:1 meetings
Achieving results
Managing yourself
peer learning
Managers learn better together through eight facilitated peer learning sessions on all the playbook topics.
per manager trained
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All training resources plus:
Personalised onboarding to discuss team/manager strengths and issues
8 facilitated peer learning sessions on each playbook topic
Chat support to each manager
2 months free subscription to Kommon manager toolkit
1:1 coaching
1:1 coaching for individual managers, building confidence through focussing on their specific strengths and challenges.
per manager trained
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All training resources, plus:
Individual onboarding to discuss manager strengths and challenges
Six initial coaching sessions to build confidence in focussed areas
Ongoing action plans to put learnings into practice
2 months free subscription to Kommon manager toolkit
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Get your new managers up to speed

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