The best leaders may not be great managers. The best managers may not have the skills to lead. We will look at the skills of each position and see how you can blend them together to make you the most effective at both. You can improve your effectiveness by knowing what skill to apply to each situation. We will show you how to identify the situations where leadership is the most effective approach and the situations where management skills need to be applied. Making the wrong call about which hat you need to wear can get you into hot water. Come away with the tools you need to be more nimble and productive.
- Discover which skills are linked to managing and which ones are needed for leadership
- Develop the tools you need to identify situations and learn how to identify what skill to apply to make progress
- Learn how to balance your efforts for doing things right and doing the right things
- Discover the traits of an effective manager and those of a great leader
Mark Kiker has more than 25 years of hands-on experience with technology. He is editor of caddmanager.com and bimmanager.com. He is fully versed in every area of management from deployment planning, installation, and configuration to training and strategic planning. As an internationally known speaker and writer, and he has been a returning speaker at Autodesk University since 1996. He writes the monthly CAD Manager column for AUGI World magazine. He served for 6 years on the Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) board of directors, served as AUGI president for 3 years, and also served as AUGI executive director. Mark is currently serving as director of information technology for School for Integrated Academics and Technologies (SIATech), a nationwide public charter high school focused on dropout recovery.