Peer Today, Boss Tomorrow

Michael Ferraro
This program is presented in a half-day format. Contact Us

Making the change from peer to supervisor is never easy. New managers may find themselves struggling to find a balance between old coworker relationships with their new management responsibilities.

Designed to help participants make a successful transition from "coworker" to "manager," Peer Today, Boss Tomorrow presents four proven strategies that will facilitate new managers navigate changing relationships. It will also prepare them for the most difficult situations they're likely to encounter as they assume their new role.

Through the four strategies presented and applied in this program, participants will have the opportunity to learn:

  • What it means to accept the responsibilities of their new role.
  • How to apply their abilities to set clear boundaries.
  • The value of strengthening their communication skills.
  • The importance of taking thoughtful and strategic action.

In additions, participants will learn how to address these common situations:

  • Overcoming the fear of lost friendships and lost rapport
  • Disciplining a previous peer
  • Supervising coworkers who are older
  • Enforcing a policy the individual may have broken prior to becoming a manager
  • Avoiding the appearance of favoritism
  • Keeping confidential information confidential
  • Admitting mistakes in a manner that builds trust and credibility with former peers (and all direct reports)

Each employee will receive a participant's binder, which will include discussion questions and activities, as well as a self-study workbook to be used as a reference tool in the future.

We provide a fun and motivating approach for your employees through our team approach to learning, the customization we provide for you, individual exercises and small group activities.