Become a Manager!

Becoming a manager is a surefire way to boost your career and make a genuine impact on your company. In these 10 episodes, Julia Milner, a teacher, consultant and leadership specialist, provides everything you need to succeed and thrive in your new role as manager.

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A New You
A New You

Being promoted to manager is a real confidence booster—but it can also be daunting. To prepare you for this new role, Julia Milner explains how to figure out what type of manager you’d like to become. By assessing your skills and experience, you can develop a tailor-made management style that will have a positive impact on your teams.

Lesson 1 • 5mn
Know your team
Know your team

The main challenge of every management role is leading a team. A good leader gets the best out of their teams by helping them push their limits and stretch their abilities. In this episode, you’ll learn why listening is more important than doing or acting.

Lesson 2 • 5mn
Your leadership approach
Your leadership approach

There are as many management types as there are managers in the world—and not all of them are good. Setting yourself up for management success involves taking an individual approach to building relationships with your teams. Using the “5 Whys” coaching method, Milner helps you define your own approach to leadership.

Lesson 3 • 5mn
Empower your team
Empower your team

Instead of telling teams what to do, a good manager takes a coaching approach, giving people the tools they need to learn on their own and maximize their potential. With the easy-to-implement coaching rituals in this episode, you’ll be better equipped to take your team’s pulse and inspire them to do their best.

Lesson 4 • 6mn
Build your Network
Build your Network

Managers must expand their horizons, opening up to people who will sustain their management style. In this episode, Milner introduces the concept of champions, mentors and advisors: inspiring people you need to include in your professional network so you can leave your comfort zone and keep on learning.

Lesson 5 • 5mn
Improve Yourself
Improve Yourself

To improve as a manager and help others develop their talents, you need to foster a “growth mindset”. Encouraging proactivity instead of perfectionism will enable you and your team to break free from the pressures of focusing on immediate results only. And the best tool to maintain a growth mindset? Carefully thought out feedback.

Lesson 6 • 5mn
Work with strength
Work with strength

While feedback is a great way to identify strengths and weaknesses, it’s often the negative comments that stick with us the most. In this episode, Milner demonstrates the importance of focusing on the positive. With three components, she helps you pinpoint personal and team strengths so that you can make the most of them.

Lesson 7 • 5mn
A relationship that matters
A relationship that matters

A team that works well together is a team that feels confident. Now more than ever, leaders must put the values of humility and empathy at the heart of their management approach. Thanks to the "Empathy Toolbox", Milner gives you the keys to active listening so you can be a manager that employees trust, value and respect.

Lesson 8 • 5mn
Feeling under pressure ?
Feeling under pressure ?

Managers have the unenviable position of relaying top management’s demands, which comes with immense pressure to achieve results. To prevent these expectations from overwhelming you and your team, our expert will help you better manage the pressure and turn it into a strength known as “Eustress”, or beneficial stress.

Lesson 9 • 5mn
Way Forward
Way Forward

To wrap up this challenge, Milner invites you to continually reassess the way you perceive your role as manager. What drives you? What stresses you out? What sustains you? Thanks to a tool she calls “FEED”, you’ll learn how to keep reinventing yourself and build a sound and sustainable foundation for your teams.

Lesson 10 • 5mn
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