The move from employee to manager can be tough. Part of being in the career hot seat is dealing with the ever-so-tenuous transition to management.
Whether right or wrong, most corporate career paths lead to a role in management. However, being prepared for that step up in responsibility can be difficult; the move from player to coach is not a natural transition for most people. In fact, it can be slightly traumatizing, particularly when one is elevated to having responsibility over their longtime peers.
New skills required of managers including evaluating performance, conducting tough conversations, dealing with conflict and motivating teams aren’t necessarily skills that come naturally. Part of the need for coaching is due to the standard for getting promoted in corporate America is being good at what you do, as opposed to having the requisite skills for leading others in doing what you do.
Lewis M. Rambo, Ph.D. offers innovative, practical solutions for executives, managers and corporate teams. Coaching enables new perspectives that lead to new behaviors, improved performance and expanded results.