The Biggest Leap You’ll Ever Make: From Team Member to First-Time Manager – Jesse Lyn Stoner

I had the pleasure of catching up with Ken Blanchard to talk about the challenges first-time managers face and what to do about it.

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Great points for the front-line supervisor who has moved up from being a part of the team to now leading it. Leading your former peers can be daunting–but with training and knowledge, it’s both doable and rewarding!

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