Becoming a People Manager
For a lot of Sr. PMs becoming a people manager seems like the natural (and often the only) step to make in their career. They’ve managed to lead multiple teams to success, been able to become a top practitioner of their craft, and demonstrated influence across their department (or company). You’re ready to take things to the next level.
So what could possibly go wrong by becoming a manager? Lots, unfortunately.
In this talk by Eric Bin, Director of Product at Clio, he’ll take you through how different the role of being a manager is and what you’ll need to do to prepare yourself for it or even if it’s the right thing for you. What’s involved in being a manager and how do you prepare yourself for it? How do you validate that it’s what you should do? What are your alternatives and what happens to your career if you choose those? What are the lessons Eric has learned along the way in 10+ years of people management?
Audience participation from other people leaders will be welcome - we’ve all walked different paths to being a manager.