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About First Time Managers

The New One Minute Manager®: Becoming a first-time manager is one of the most challenging and critical career transitions. New managers are often chosen from high-performing individuals. These highly proficient doers quickly become struggling new managers, without the methods or skills needed to succeed. The failure rates are daunting.

Blanchard has decided to help first-time managers overcome this challenge by showing them the essential skills they need to get off to a great start.

Participants are introduced to the three secrets of successful mangers: Goal Setting, Praising, and Redirecting. The program develops those critical skills into a conversation framework that is easy for new managers to understand and master. 

The program also adds a fourth conversation, Wrapping Up, which is needed to complete the core conversations and help first-time managers boost the engagement and autonomy of their people.

Program Format 

This is a 6-hour face-to-face workshop, plus breaks and lunch. There are two LAUNCH activities that take about 15 minutes each. The workshop is a fast-moving combination of content, engaging activities, entertaining videos, and skill practice. 

After the workshop, participants have access to the First-time Manager Challenge, which guides learners through a set of tasks to practice new skills back on the job. They also have access to workshop videos and worksheets for a full year through the learner portal.


Email SoDo Consulting to bring First Time Managers to your organization.