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8 Ways to Transform from a Manager into a Leader | April 2018


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Get inspired to make the leap from managing to leading—and the tools to make it happen. In this webinar, find out the key differences between a leader and a manager, plus tips for building a strong team and a loyal following.

Guest Speaker: Lisa Walsh, Chief Executive Officer, Truco Enterprises.

Published in: Leadership & Management
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8 Ways to Transform from a Manager into a Leader | April 2018

  1. 1. Copyright 2018, Selena Rezvani. 1 8 Ways to Transform from a Manager into a Leader
  2. 2. Copyright 2018, Selena Rezvani. “Managers light a fire under people. Leaders light a fire in people.” ―Kathy Austin
  3. 3. @SelenaRezvani @BeLeaderly #BeLeaderly Find Lisa on LinkedIn at
  4. 4. #BeLeaderly Jeneen Marziani @JeneenMarziani Katrina Botting @data_spice
  5. 5. GM, AtlantaSiemens, Cincinnati NetApp Women in Tech #BeLeaderly
  6. 6. * 6 Corporate Subscribers
  7. 7. * 7 Welcome
  8. 8. 8 Ways to Transform from a Manager into a Leader
  9. 9. 9 * Selena Rezvani Vice President of Consulting and Research Be Leaderly • Consultant, speaker and author on women and leadership. • Seasoned human capital consultant, using workplace culture assessments to help corporate clients be more inclusive and welcoming to women. • Author of two leadership books for professional women – Pushback: How Smart Women Ask—and Stand Up— for What They Want (Jossey-Bass, 2012) and The Next Generation of Women Leaders (Praeger, 2009).
  10. 10. 10 * Lisa Walsh CEO Truco Enterprises • CEO for Truco Enterprises, makers of On The Border chips and dips • Previous career at PepsiCo for almost 20 years • Board Chair of Network of Executive Women (NEW) • From New Jersey, live in Texas • Lafayette College / BA in Psychology • Married with a son and daughter Lisa Walsh
  11. 11. Why this topic? Why this topic?
  12. 12. * 12 Why this topic? 1. Cover Article by HBR in 2012 Important topic that is a key concern in developing talent 2. Often Don’t Discuss the Difference Assumptions that if you’re a good manager than you must be a good leader…..not true! 3. 25+ Years Working in Big & Small What lessons can we share?
  13. 13. @SelenaRezvani @BeLeaderly #BeLeaderly Find Lisa on LinkedIn at
  14. 14. Specialist to Generalist
  15. 15. 15 * Specialist to Generalist Specialist Generalist • Be known for a skill • Be the best • Be visible about it • Hire great Specialists • Broader thinking • Ask questions always
  16. 16. Analyst to Integrator
  17. 17. 17 * Analyst to Integrator • Shift from single issue thinking to relationships between problems • Understanding of broader landscape to know how pieces inter-relate • Every action has a reaction somewhere…be proactive about identifying it
  18. 18. Tactician to Strategist
  19. 19. 19 * Tactician to Strategist • Thinking vs Doing • Proactive vs Reactive • Anticipating what’s next • Constant Learning
  20. 20. Bricklayer to Architect
  21. 21. 21 * Bricklayer to Architect • Creating vs Executing
  22. 22. Problem-Solver to Agenda-Setter
  23. 23. 23 * Problem-Solver to Agenda-Setter • Leaders prioritize • Priorities drive clarity of purpose • Agenda setters inspire others to follow
  24. 24. Warrior to Diplomat
  25. 25. 25 * Warrior to Diplomat
  26. 26. Supportive Cast Member to Leading Role
  27. 27. 27 * Supporting Cast Member to Leading Role • Use Fear as Fuel • Nothing bad can really happen • Know non-verbal matters when on stage • Imagine what you’ll learn
  28. 28. Workaholic to Balanced
  29. 29. 29 * Workaholic to Balanced
  30. 30. Specialist to Generalist Analyst to Integrator Tactician to Strategist Bricklayer to Architect Problem- Solver to Agenda-Setter Warrior to Diplomat Support Cast to Leading Role Workaholic to Balanced How do You Want to be Viewed as a Leader?
  31. 31. Copyright 2017, Women’s Leadership Coaching, Inc. 31 Poll 1: Which shift is the most challenging for you to make?
  32. 32. Q&A Lisa Walsh Selena Rezvani
  33. 33. Copyright 2017, Women’s Leadership Coaching, Inc. 33 Poll 2: Which shift are you most excited/ motivated to make?
  34. 34. * 34 Recommended Reading
  35. 35. Closing Thought Lisa Walsh
  36. 36. 36 * The F Word: Failure Tuesday June 19, 2018 • Passed over for a promotion? Lose a big client? Made a costly mistake? We all mess up. The important thing is what happens next. In this webinar, learn how to recover—and thrive— when the unthinkable happens. • Guest Speakers: Lorene Phillips, Senior Vice President, Reinsurance – International Casualty and Professional Lines, Sompo International and Mallun Yen, CXO, Partner and Board Director, SaaStr. Lorene Phillips Mallun Yen
  37. 37. Visit our blog Ready to lead? We’ll show you how. Sign up for our newsletter.
  38. 38. * 38 Discussion Questions 1. Think of an everyday task you perform. How could you shift from coordinating–to leading–it? 2. How can you brand yourself as more of a strategist? How could you make that expertise known? 3. Name a situation where you’d like to go from problem- solver to agenda-setter. • What action will you take to set the agenda/direction rather than follow it? • Who could you engage, observe or interview that acts as an agenda-setter today?