How to become a Manager and a Leader

Leadership Skills Development for First Time Managers

By  Sarah Sobieski

Time: 1 hour

When top-performing employees are promoted to management through succession planning, it is usually because their exceptional individual performance has been recognized. But the leadership skills development it takes to succeed as a manager of human capital can be drastically different from what they may have done in their prior role; succession planning based on previous success may not be enough.  So as a result, many new managers have to take on leadership skills development on the fly—many times in addition to their other responsibilities—or end up failing completely.  Are your new managers just managing human capital? Or are they doing their old job in addition to managing a team? Do they have the leadership skills development to succeed at overseeing human capital? Is your company's succession planning helping or hindering their success?   In short: Are your leaders getting the targeted leadership skills development they need?  For more information visit the following:  Website: 

Common Mistakes Made By Newly Promoted Leaders

By  Front Line Leadership
Time: 5 minutes

 Once promoted to being a supervisor or team leader, the new boss thinks that he or she has to answer every question or solve every problem. Here is some insight into how to be more effective and build the strength of the team. 

Stop Managing and Start Leading

By TEDx Talks

Time: 18 minutes

According to Hamza, managing millennials and knowledge workers the way we used to manage traditional factory workers can be disastrous. Speaking through his own experience of being managed and alternatively as a manager, Hamza makes the case that millennials must be lead, instead of managed and given autonomy to complete their tasks, so that they may grow and reach their full potential. 

Good Boss, Bad Boss: A Peek Inside the Minds of the Best (and Worst)

By  stanfordonline Stanford University

 Time: 1 hour 13 minutes 

 Professor Robert Sutton draws on his new book, Good Boss, Bad Boss, to describe the mindset and moves of the best (and worst) bosses. He will weave psychological and management research together with instructive stories and cases to help you be a better boss (or deal with a difficult one).

Developing the CEO Within You

By  Harvard Business Review
Time: 9 Minutes

An interview with Joseph L. Bower, Professor, Harvard Business School.  To become an effective CEO, work for companies committed to leadership development, and take responsibility for your own development on the job. 

Designing an Inclusive Workplace

Harvard  University - 

Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Gender equality is a moral and a business imperative. But unconscious bias holds us back, and de-biasing people’s minds has proven to be difficult and expensive. Diversity training programs have had limited success, and individual effort alone often invites backlash. Behavioral design offers a new solution. By de-biasing organizations instead of individuals, we can make smart changes that have big impacts.