I have been listening to the casts for a while and have really helped. I stepped into a manager role in March of this year. However, now I come seeking help! Here is the situation:
I will be taking on a new team in addition to my current team. My current team has been on the manager tools trinity for about 5 months now and it is working really well. On the other hand, the new team has the following issues:
1. One key seasoned member is demoralized.
2. There are two C-level members. (A-D).
3. Have to groom a new supervisor.
Here are my action steps:
1. Make an assessment of the entire team.
2. Roll out the trinity.
3. Make a promotion plan for the new supervisor.
The old manager I am replacing was really authoritative and hard on everyone. I go by the lead by example, ask for things rather than demand them approach.
On my current team, I have to also make a promotion plan for the person "replacing me". I'll be focusing on higher level things while the two supervisors on each team handle day-to-day with me always involved (looped in).
That was a brief of my current situation, the changes will be made public next week and effective on January 1st. Any ideas, comments or feedback is more than welcome.