Leadership Transition: Leading Others

Guiding people through the passage from individual contributor to first time leader

Helping people navigate the biggest shift in their career – becoming a leader

To ensure a steady supply of leaders with the right skills in the right positions, knowledge-driven organisations need to develop a full leadership pipeline. Leadership Transition Programs*, like those offered by TNM Business, support organisations to create this pipeline using a concept based on the model created by HR advisor Walt Mahler, a designer of the succession process at General Electric. The concept teaches specific skills and mindsets needed at six different ‘passages’ or ‘transitions of leadership’.

The first passage, moving from managing oneself to managing others, can trip up many potential leaders because they are reluctant to move away from what they have been doing, to become successful. Moving away from inspiring themselves to inspiring others and allowing others to take on tasks so that they can concentrate on more strategic matters is often difficult as it requires leaders to have a fundamental change in mindset and a new set of communication and organisation skills that they mightn’t possess innately. This can be stressful and challenging for the new leader and their direct reports!

TNM Business’ Leadership Transition: Leading Others program teaches participants key leadership concepts – work values, time application and leadership skills – to prepare them for success in their new role, before they start leading their new team.

*This program complements our Leadership Transition: Leading Leaders program which focuses on the second and third stages of leadership
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4 days

Face-to-face (Virtual options are available)

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Who this program is for

This program has been designed specifically for people who are taking on their first leadership or management role with a minimum of two direct reports. No prior leadership experience or training is necessary.

We recommend that participants complete this program before or as soon as possible after starting a leadership role for the first time.

The program can be delivered for up to 20 participants in English, German, French or Spanish.

What to expect on this program

The step from accepting a leadership position to becoming a successful leader takes more than merely acquiring better leadership skills. It calls for a fundamental adjustment in mindset!

This program is based on high impact learning principles and integrates the participants’ real-life situation into the programs. This is done to an extent where the participants often feel that being at the program is like being at their job.

Learning outcomes

The Leadership Transition: Leading Others program is designed to:

  • Inspire leaders to lead at the right level for their role.
  • Teach them the right mindset for a successful transition from individual contributor to leader.
  • Give leaders the best chance of success from day one, by equipping them with the organisation, communication and coaching skills they need.
  • Facilitate a free flow of qualified leaders to fill the leadership pipeline.
  • Create an empowered and engaged organisation led by confident, skilled people

How participants will learn

Leading Others facilitates insightful and action-based learning through short presentations, showcases, interactive workshops and breakout exercises, as well as personal and group reflection.

Individual and group insight is encouraged through meaningful feedback from facilitators, and, as far as possible, by tailoring case studies and breakout exercises to the daily realities of participants. This learning approach develops self-awareness for teams and individuals, provides opportunities to practice new skills, and increases participants’ self-confidence.

Participants will benefit from

  • Fun, relaxed and interactive sessions that go beyond standard professional development programs
  • Highly experienced trainers with decades of leadership experience
  • A holistic approach that develops their mind, soul and spirit
  • Support from other participants at the same stage of leadership development
  • Learning that fits within a tailored Leadership Transition program that spans their whole career

Next Steps

Start creating your leadership pipeline with well-prepared, confident new leaders.

Book your FREE discovery call with a TNM Lead Trainer today to find out more about this program and the tailored learning and development solutions we can create for your organisation.


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