Coaching for new Managers in Auckland, Wellington and all across New Zealand
Coaching and training for new Managers in Auckland Wellington and all across New Zealand. Elite LD Limited provides one-on-one leadership coaching specifically designed to help people who are new to management.
Coaching for new Managers is available in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, Napier-Hastings, Tauranga, Dunedin, Palmerston North, Nelson, Rotorua, New Plymouth, Whangarei, Invercargill, Whanganui & Gisborne.
Coaching for first time Managers
It’s very common for someone to be promoted to a Managerial role based on their skills as a subject matter expert and they are expected to adapt to the challenges of leading people. As most people have found out being a Manager requires a completely different skill-set to being a subject matter expert and those skills can be difficult to learn. Motivating staff, disciplining staff, dealing with stress, conflict management are just some of the areas that new Managers struggle with and very rarely do they get the necessary training required to fulfill these new duties.
Mark Wager, founder and Director of Elite LD Limited has extensive knowledge in Leadership and has trained many Managers both in New Zealand and the UK. Mark is available to provide one-on-one leadership coaching in order to help new Managers through this difficult time.
If you are based in Auckland or Wellington and would like a FREE 30 minute consultation just complete the enquiry form below.
Mark Wager, Founder and Director of Elite LD Limited looks at the top ten tips for first time Managers
You've been working hard, you are a business expert and everyone knows how good you are at your job and now that special day has come that the boss invites you into his/her office and gives you the promotion you have been working for.
Great news - right?
You are now a boss, you now have people reporting to you and your whole working life is now about to change forever. Here’s a few tips to avoid those common first time manager mistakes
1. You are now bottom of a new ladder
Leadership requires a completely different skill-set to the one you required as a subject matter expert. Never think that promotion is the end of your learning journey it's actually just the beginning.
2. Remember it's never about you
The old mentality of believing that a team’s works to support the boss is outdated, the leader exists to ensure that his or her team has everything they need, direction, a shared vision, skills and resources.
3. Accept that you will make mistakes
Nobody has ever started a new job and never made any mistakes and you won't be the first. The big difference is that this time your mistakes are likely to affect your team. Don't beat yourself up just apologize, learn from your mistakes and become a better leader
4. Hide your frustrations
The days of moaning about the company or even worse moaning about colleagues are gone. You now represent the company so everything you say will be seen as a company statement regardless of its intent
5. Talk to your boss
With a new job it's likely you will have a new boss. Talk to him or her and find out their expectations of you, how they want to be updated and what their priorities are for the company
6. Talk to your team
Every one of your new team will have a slightly different idea of what your role should be and what you should be doing. Talk to your team and find out what they expect from you and explain what you want from them
7. Lead by example
Whatever is contained in the companies’ code of conduct or the performance plans people will always learn what behavior is acceptable by your actions. You have to demonstrate the behavior you want from your team, if you don't you will never be seen as a leader
8. Understand the organizational culture
Every company has its own culture it's vital to understand what it is. Each company has HR policies of different severity. Get to grips with the feel of the company so that you don't accidentally come across as too tough or too soft.
9. Be prepared to be unpopular
There will always be times that the needs of the company will conflict with the needs of some individuals. Always explain your reasons, people may not agree but they will respect you. Remember you can lead a team if people don't like you but you can't lead if they don't respect you
10. Don't change who you are
The most common mistake that new managers make is that they try to become someone else or the kind of person they think a manager should be. One of the reasons you got this job is because you are you. By all means aim to be a better person but don't deviate too far from who you really are.
What is involved in the Coaching session?
The first session is a 30 minute consultation which is free of charge, after that a schedule is put in place in order for you to reach the necessary skill levels as quickly as possible. The next would be to complete a psychometric questionnaire
Are my reports confidential?
Yes they are but we do recommend that disclosure of information to your Manager and even your staff can be beneficial but it would be your decision
What is contained in a psychometric questionnaire?
One of the reports we produce is attached hereInterreportReported.pdf
How much does each session cost?
After the initial FREE consultation the charge is $100 per hour. There is no charge for any exercises or questionnaires that you may have to complete outside of the coaching sessions.