If you’re lucky enough, at some point in your career you’ll be promoted into a management position.
Typically, this looks like being given the responsibility of guiding, growing and getting outcomes from more junior staff members alongside managing your own workload.
Before you know it, you’re plagued with existential challenges that read sort of like rhetorical questions because of how unachievable they feel:
These questions, plus many, many more, are almost like a right of passage for a new manager.
If you’re one of the lucky ones, you might have an incredible mentor who helps you find the most effective way to manage.
You’ll go on to become one of those glorious, fearless, golden leaders who makes managing teams look effortless.
You can rally a group of people around you and earn their loyalty and trust.
You deliver feedback enthusiastically and to great effect.
You project middling performers into realms of hitherto unforeseen high performance and engagement.
Ultimately, you come to love managing - it becomes the most energising, rewarding part of your job, where you realise you can achieve infinitely more through your team as an exceptional manager than you ever could alone.
In all likelihood, you become the single biggest asset to your business: teams live and die by these kinds of managers.
But if you’re one of the many who is wandering this treacherous and winding path alone, then it’s likely that you’ll stay feeling pretty uncertain about your role as a manager.
If any of these sound familiar, you might be stuck in the middling manager marshes:
Managing people can quickly become the most draining part of your job.
We’ve partnered with the Mintable, a community-based learning and growth platform for ambitious managers, to deliver a course that will make leading a team feel easy.
The Manager Fellowship is for people who want to learn the ropes from the best managers in the business.
Among other things, you’ll be shown how to…
And we’re not just talking to you about how to build these skills.
We’re giving direct access to resources, tools and templates to make your own and help you level up immediately.
You’ll be surrounded by other driven managers who want to learn to be the most effective leader they can be.