A fast, effective approach to developing first-time managers
This playbook makes that possible with our Learn, Do, Discuss model. For each core skill, managers 1) learn key techniques 2) put them into practice, and 3) reflect on their successes and challenges with others.
We call these three steps a ‘sprint’. Each sprint takes 1-2 weeks. Across nine topics, that means managers can be up to speed in 9+ weeks.
At the end of each sprint, each manager should take time to discuss the topic, and the results of any new practices, either in a peer group or 1:1 (or a combination).
This is invaluable. It’s the opportunity to celebrate successes, learn from any challenges, and discuss issues in the context of your team/company (which no training resource could possibly offer or predict).
For more information on setting up peer group or 1:1 discussions, see the FAQs.
You can use these resources to run your own manager training course, or you can learn more about how we use them in our peer learning and 1:1 coaching programs.