I work in a team of six and our supervisor unexpectedly resigned and one of my co-workers has been appointed in his place. While she is very technically skilled she has expressed some discomfort and has been seeking input about her new leadership position as she has not been a manager with more than signing authority before (i.e. no need for disciplinary actions, performance reviews, etc.). I'm in such a position where my advice on management matters has come to be trusted (thanks, MT!) and I'm considering providing her with a sort of "Essential MT" compilation for new managers. Would any of you provide anything beyond the "MT Basics" that are available?

I was thinking:

The First Rule for New Managers
How to Set Annual Goals (Part 1 of 3)
How to Set Annual Goals (Part 2 of 3)
How to Set Annual Goals (Part 3 of 3)
How to Run Your Staff Meeting (Part 1 of 2)
How to Run Your Staff Meeting (Part 2 of 2)
Team Building 101
Handling Peer Conflict When Your Directs Are Involved (Part 1 of 2)
Handling Peer Conflict When Your Directs Are Involved (Part 2 of 2)

What do you think?

jhack's picture

I'm assuming you're compiling a list and having them register here at MT...

Have you looked at the "Basics" podcast list M&M put together? That is a great starting point. Really, if you're not doing one-on-ones, the other stuff is going to be much less useful.

I would add "Jump Starting Internal Relations" if these are experienced managers looking to improve when they move into a new role.


thaGUma's picture

There must be several people out there who have playlists on their iPods linking various strands of cast together.

I have a simple list on the trinity.

Either way you can make an informed choise from the cast description and listen to what takes your fancy without going through every one.

As M&M have been casting for some years and will continue I think there will be a wikipedia entry at some time with all the best casts on it.