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From Individual Contributor to People Manager

From Individual Contributor to People Manager

Zaharenia made her switch from individual contributor to people manager a few years back and the transition has been, well, rocky.

Which are the pitfalls of making the switch?
How is remote working affecting the way we manage?

Learn from the mistakes of a reluctant manager.

Zaharenia Atzitzikaki

October 16, 2018
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  1. From IC to PM
    Cautionary tales from a reluctant manager

    Zaharenia Atzitzikaki · GreeceJS

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  2. From IC to PM
    Cautionary tales from a reluctant manager

    Zaharenia Atzitzikaki · GreeceJS

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  3. I’m Zaharenia.

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  4. Maker or Manager?

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  5. What’s in a manager?

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  6. Recruiter
    Mentor

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  7. Recruiter
    Mentor
    Communicator

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  8. Recruiter
    Mentor
    Communicator
    Sponsor

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  9. Recruiter
    Mentor
    Communicator
    Sponsor
    Problem-solver

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  10. Recruiter
    Mentor
    Communicator
    Sponsor
    Problem-solver
    Architect

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  11. Redefine productivity

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  12. MISTAKE #1
    Waiting too long

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  13. SOLUTION
    Don’t be a hero, speak out

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  14. MISTAKE #2
    Looking for clones

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  15. SOLUTION
    Hire for potential

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  16. MISTAKE #3
    Problematic delegation

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  17. SOLUTION
    Get out of your maker box

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  18. MISTAKE #4
    Lack of communication

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  19. SOLUTION
    Overcommunicate

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  20. MISTAKE #5
    Not asking for help

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  21. SOLUTION
    Find your manager crew

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  22. Being a remote manager

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  23. Be a remote maker first

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  24. Communication

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  25. Communication
    Trust

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  26. Communication
    Trust
    Empathy

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  27. Onboarding is key

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  28. Manager README

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  29. Management is not
    for everyone

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  30. Highs are high and
    lows are the lowest

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  31. Thanks!
    You rock.

    I’m @sugarenia at Twitter, let’s talk.

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