Technical Managers: Hired for hard skills & fired for soft skills
Speaker : REBECCA STATON-REINSTEIN
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Rebecca Staton-Reinstein, Ph.D., and President of Advantage Leadership, Inc. work with leaders and their organizations to Increase your bottom-line results through strategic leadership, engaged employees, and delighted customers in all economic sectors. Draw on her proven ability to mentor you through a major change, customizing successful solutions to your complex issues. For over 25 years, Rebecca has contributed value as an executive, manager, educator, and consultant, honored on four continents. She is a Ph.D. in organizational development, a National Speakers Association Legacy Professional Member, and St. Petersburg Engineering Academy Foreign Member and author of books on strategic leadership and planning.
The basics of great management are the same whether in the technical or non-technical sphere because you are dealing with human beings. The key is to develop a plan to implement all assignments by delegating the detailed tasks to technical professionals to execute using proven methodologies and keeping individuals motivated. Coaching each person to get the results you are responsible for and helping each person continuously improve are the hallmarks of a great manager. These so-called soft skills help you achieve results, build a successful team, and reduce tension, turnover, and termination.
Master the basics of success for technical managers at every level:
- Focus on results through a mission-based plan
- Delegate for results, development, and effectiveness
- Motivate based on individual needs
- Integrate delegation and motivation to coach for results and continual improvement.
- Communicate efficiently with everyone.
Course Level - Basic
Who Should Attend
- CIO/C-level officer over technical areas
- Engineers/IT/Accounting or other technical team leads
- Engineers/IT/Accounting or other technical supervisors
- Engineers/IT/Accounting or other technical managers or directors
Why Should You Attend
Traditionally, pressure has been on technical professionals to move into management. The result has often been the loss of a skilled technical person and the creation of a poor manager. Avoid the Up-Or-Out trajectory by embracing the proven techniques to manage other technical people successfully while building positive relationships with your customers, team, manager, and peers. Get the information you need to succeed at any level managing technical people. Making the transition from technical professional to manager does not have to be difficult.
This program is for technical professionals who are now managing others or first making the transition into management at any level, who are interested in improving business results, avoiding common technical management pitfalls, and succeeding as effective leaders.
The days of the technical wizard locked in the back room away from humans is over. Today companies expect everyone from technical Team Leader to CIO to use good management, communication, and leadership skills. Interestingly over the past few years, companies have often sacrificed more experienced technical managers and promoted technical professionals to take their places. The result has been more turmoil, turnover, and trauma in IT departments than usual.