Submitted on Wed, 11/09/2016 - 14:14
Full Name: Christopher McGee
Library System: Allegany County Library Systems
Event Title: Learning 2016 Session: Technical Expert to Corporate Leader:
Making the Identity Shift
Top 3 things learned:
A. The different mindsets and skills of experts vs. leaders.
B. There is an overlap in the skills but the mindsets, focus, and scale are
often very different.
C. How we can help experts develop into leaders and shed some of the skills
that no longer serve them.
How to implement:
This session was really about understanding how an identity shift takes place
and helping new leaders to recognize their new roles. Mainly, they need to
learn to be motivators and delegators instead of doers. I think this idea
fits perfectly with the struggles our managers are experiencing. The
presenter talked about giving them a basket of items that are symbolic of
their goals and tasks as leaders.