Duration: 1 hour
Price: Free

The biggest population of leaders in many organizations are entry- and first-level managers and supervisors on the frontline. So many are struggling in making the toughest psychological and emotional shift in any leader’s career – the one from a high-potential individual contributor to leader.

Though it’s a clear organizational imperative to develop them, the numbers say otherwise: according to a CareerBuilder survey, almost 60% of first-time managers receive no training when they get promoted into leadership.

In this webinar, you’ll learn practical, actionable research-based tips and advice from Dr. William Gentry, the author of CCL’s newest book, Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For: A Guide for New Leaders. As someone who researches and trains new leaders, and is one himself, Gentry will share his latest science, practice, and art behind becoming the boss everyone wants to work for.

Outcomes: In this session you will learn:

  • Why first-time managers and new leaders on the frontlines should be a training priority to build a future pipeline of leaders in your organization.
  • The 6 topics first-time managers and new leaders must consider to be successful in their new leadership role.
  • Practical, actionable, on-the-job tips and advice for first-time managers and new leaders on the frontline to use, to be the boss everyone wants to work for.

Target audience: Managers who are leading others for the first time; high-potential employees who are soon to be promoted into a leadership role for the first time; frontline managers at entry- or first-levels of management responsible for leading individual contributors; talent managers, T&D managers, HR business partners or coaches who are responsible for training and developmental initiatives targeted for high potentials and first-time managers, particularly in frontline, entry- or first-levels of management.

About The Presenter

William A. (Bill) Gentry, Ph.D. is Director of Applied Research Consulting Services and a Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, North Carolina. He also trains the Assessment Certification Workshop and Maximizing Your Leadership Potential programs at CCL and has been an adjunct professor at several colleges and universities, currently at Guilford College and the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. In applying his research into practice, Bill’s current focus is on helping new leaders who are managing for the first time in their lives, particularly those on the frontlines in entry- and first-level positions in organizations. Bill has more than 70 academic presentations, has been featured in more than 50 internet and newspaper outlets (such as Harvard Business Review, Forbes.com, the Wall Street Journal online At Work, CNN.com, businessweek.com, Chief Learning Officer, ChiefExecutive.Net, and TrainingIndustry.Com), and has published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles on leadership and organizational psychology. His book published by Berrett-Koehler, Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For: A Guide for New Leaders, will be available in September of 2016.

Follow William Gentry and CCL on Twitter (@Lead_Better and @CCLdotORG) and use #BeTheBossBook to take part in the conversation online about first-time managers and new leaders.

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