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.

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Zaharenia Atzitzikaki

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

    Zaharenia Atzitzikaki · GreeceJS
  2. From IC to PM Cautionary tales from a reluctant manager

    Zaharenia Atzitzikaki · GreeceJS
  3. I’m Zaharenia.

  4. Maker or Manager?

  5. What’s in a manager?

  6. Recruiter

  7. Recruiter Mentor

  8. Recruiter Mentor Communicator

  9. Recruiter Mentor Communicator Sponsor

  10. Recruiter Mentor Communicator Sponsor Problem-solver

  11. Recruiter Mentor Communicator Sponsor Problem-solver Architect

  12. Redefine productivity

  13. MISTAKE #1 Waiting too long

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

  16. MISTAKE #2 Looking for clones

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  18. SOLUTION Hire for potential

  19. MISTAKE #3 Problematic delegation

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  21. SOLUTION Get out of your maker box

  22. MISTAKE #4 Lack of communication

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  24. SOLUTION Overcommunicate

  25. MISTAKE #5 Not asking for help

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  27. SOLUTION Find your manager crew

  28. Being a remote manager

  29. Be a remote maker first

  30. Communication

  31. Communication Trust

  32. Communication Trust Empathy

  33. Onboarding is key

  34. Manager README

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  39. Management is not for everyone

  40. Highs are high and lows are the lowest

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  42. Thanks! You rock. I’m @sugarenia at Twitter, let’s talk.