Introducing… My Journey From Bud to Boss: A Guide to Navigating the Transition to Remarkable Leadership
You may know that for over five years, we have been teaching and writing about new leadership, helping new leaders with the skills they will need and the transitions they will face. Because we know the reality is that leadership is already complex to start with, and when you add the concerns of a new leader on top of it – managing the changes in roles, relationships and responsibilities – it can be overwhelming!
And because few new jobs require more growth and development than that of the new supervisor, our Bud to Boss resources include a long list of ways to support people in learning how to do their new job – from workshops to coaching to books to e-learning…Bud to Boss has an approach for everyone.
And while we know that what we have done has helped tremendously, we also know it wasn’t enough. Until now…
First things first, what is My Journey?
For starters, it isn’t really a book. We know it looks (mostly) like a book but it isn’t designed simply to be read. In fact, when you receive it, you will notice that there are more places for you to write than there are words for you to read! We hope that you will consider this book as your companion on your Journey to becoming a more effective and confident leader. Yes, it is a companion volume to the From Bud to Boss book, and it can be a great companion to follow your attendance in one of our workshops. It is also more than that.
This Learning Guide will assist you on your journey. Each section covers a separate topic and each one is independent of the others. You can work through all of them from front to back or work through only those topics you feel will help you to enhance your supervisory skills. It includes activities, questions, and exercises designed to take you beyond the concepts introduced to you during the Workshop or the book. And while this book is completely designed to be written in, many of the tools and templates may work better in digital form, and you might want to use them more than once. We took that into account too – and every book purchase includes special access to many templates and tools in both pdf and Word document form so that you can use them over and over.
Here’s a glimpse of what else you can expect to find in My Journey…
In each section you will find Now Steps. These are specific actions you can take to help you through a particular leadership situation or to help you answer a specific question you might have. Some are reflective and some are designed for immediate use by you and/or your team, but all are meant to be used.
You will also find Next Steps. Next Steps close each Section and give you longer term thoughts on your development as a leader in this area of your role and responsibilities.
My Journey is your in-the-moment performance support tool.
- Want to lead a meeting?
- Want to help your team become more productive?
- Need to implement a change?
- Want to set clearer expectations with a team member?
No matter what situation you may face, My Journey has tools and resources to help you successfully maneuver them. Our hope is that My Journey will be your personal toolkit and journal to help you through the challenging transition to leadership.