The First Time Manager | Step Up From IC to Manager

Conflict Resolution | Problem Solving | OKR | Time Management | Should Manager be an Expert | Manager Vs Leader
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999 students
Created by SeaportAi .

What you'll learn

  • What are the characteristics of a good manager?
  • How to handle the transition from an individual contributor to a team leader or manager?
  • How to motivate the team??
  • What are the different problem solving approaches that a manager can use?
  • What are OKRs
  • Should the manager be an expert?
  • The Manager Vs Leader debate
  • How to negotiate?
  • How to manage conflicts in a team?
  • What is “The Pomodoro technique”?
  • How to prepare for the VUCA world?
This course includes:
2.5 total hours on-demand video
0 articles
0 downloadable resources
31 lessons
Full lifetime access
Access on mobile and TV
Certificate of completion

Course content


  • Some work experience (whether full time or part time) would be helpful to appreciate the contents of the course
  • This course could be taken by individual contributors and students too.
  • An openness to learn new skills and explore new ideas.


Welcome to the “First Time Manager” training. This is a comprehensive course designed to prepare you for the transition from an individual contributor to a managerial role. We explore multiple dimensions to becoming an effective manager.

We delve into the characteristics of an effective manager and the intricate process of transitioning to a managerial role. We examine how to smoothly manage this transition and ways to inspire motivation in your team. Additionally, we focus on mastering performance management through the use of OKRs.

Problem-solving approaches, time management techniques, and conflict resolution strategies are explored, providing you with a diverse set of tools to manage any situation that may arise. Finally, we equip you with the knowledge to navigate the dynamic and unpredictable VUCA world, harnessing the power of Industry 4.0 and Generative AI.

This course empowers you with the critical skills and knowledge to step confidently into your first managerial role and guide your team to success.

The course discusses some important topics of interest like:

. Should the manager be an expert
. Manager Vs Leader

. The Pomodoro technique

This course is taught by an industry veteran who has managed large multi cultural teams in MNCs and startups. He is currently the founder of an AI startup and believes in the importance of structured training for first time managers. He brings his vast experiences and unique perspectives, especially the challenges encountered during his transition from an individual contributor to a manager, into this program.

Who this course is for:

  • First Time Managers and Team Leaders
  • Experienced Managers could get benefitted from this course
  • Students
  • Future managers

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