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April 19, 2012 Articles, Management No Comments

International Best Selling Book Now Becomes a Learning Series!

Many of us have been new managers early in our careers.  So if you think back to your first days you can probably still remember some of the challenges you faced.

Did your challenges include …

  • How should I behave now that I’m a manager?
  • Should I still be friendly with people I used to hang out with?
  • How am I going to get my budget numbers approved?
  • How do I motivate someone for a new project?
  • What should I do with people who are set in their ways?
  • I’ve just been promoted to manage my old team – how will they react?
  • What if I need to discipline someone I consider a friend?
  • What if I don’t get on with my new boss?
  • What if my team loved my predecessor?
  • What do I do if I have to manage people older than me?
  • How do I manage people when I’m really a technical person?

Or perhaps this list has reminded you of some other tricky challenges you faced.

Would life have been different if you’d had the skills and information to manage these and other challenges when you were a new manager?  Did you get the training you required or was it up to you to read a good book or two!

While reading a great book helps, nothing beats practical, hands on learning.

Now, based on his international best-selling book “What To Do When You Become The Boss”, Bob Selden has teamed up with Philip Pryor to take the ideas in the book a step further.  Together they’ve developed a series of learning initiatives to give all new managers the best possible start to their career.

As well as a core two-day workshop, new managers in conjunction with their manager can design the learning process and topics to meet their specific needs. This can include: coaching, shadowing, online support, small group coaching, smart phone apps as well as a range of more specialised and specific modules and processes.

As with all National Learning Institute training, the focus is on delivering real world outcomes.

If you have a new manager or know of a new manager, what are the outcomes you’d like the new manager to achieve?  Maybe you train or coach new managers yourself – could such a process be a useful addition to your repertoire?

To see how this learning process can meet your needs or the needs of a new manager you know, please call Bob or Philip on +61 411 882 064 or email You can also obtain a brochure outlining this new learning process for new managers by clicking here.

About the Author -

Bob Selden is the author of the best-selling “What To Do When You Become The Boss” – a self-help book for new managers – see details at He’s also coached at one of the world’s premier business schools, the Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland and regularly advises managers around the globe on their current challenges. Please add your comments to this article or contact Bob via if you would like some free advice on your current management challenge.


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