Chris Griffin Consulting

Workforce Development & Mentoring

Our Services

Mentoring for New Managers

Helping new promotions jump successfully into management.

What to expect

The core parts of Mentoring for New Managers

Through guidance, support and knowledge sharing, we help new managers navigate the complexities of leadership by developing their skill sets and tapping into the experience of proven managers. 

The results are enhanced leadership capabilities, increased job satisfaction, and improved long-term organisational success

Knowledge Transfer

New managers often lack experience in certain aspects of leadership. Mentoring provides a structured platform for the transfer of knowledge and expertise from seasoned managers to those who are just starting out.

Mentors can share insights gained through years of experience, helping new managers navigate challenges and make informed decisions.

Accelerated Learning Curve

New managers face a steep learning curve as they transition into leadership roles. A mentor can help expedite the learning process by providing guidance, sharing best practices, and helping new managers avoid common pitfalls.

The mentor's experience can serve as a valuable shortcut for the new manager, helping them build skills and confidence more quickly.

Confidence Building

The transition to a managerial role can be daunting. Having a mentor provides new managers with a trusted confidant who can offer encouragement, support, and constructive feedback.

As new managers gain confidence in their abilities, they are more likely to make effective decisions and lead their teams with assurance.

Networking Opportunities

Mentoring relationships often extend beyond one-on-one interactions. Mentors can introduce new managers to their professional networks, providing valuable connections and expanding the mentee's circle of influence.

Networking can open doors to new opportunities, collaborations, and a broader understanding of the organisation and industry.

Retention & Employee Satisfaction

Employees who receive mentorship tend to feel more valued and engaged. The presence of a mentor can contribute to higher job satisfaction and lower turnover rates among new managers.

Knowing that there is support and guidance available can make new managers more likely to stay with the organisation and contribute to its long-term success.

Skill Development

Mentoring allows new managers to focus on specific skills that are crucial for their roles. Whether it's communication, conflict resolution, or strategic planning, mentors can provide targeted guidance to help mentees develop these skills effectively.

The mentorship process can be customised to address the individual needs and goals of the new manager, fostering personalised professional development.

Succession Planning

Investing in the development of new managers through mentoring is a proactive approach to succession planning. By grooming emerging leaders, organisations ensure a pipeline of talent ready to step into higher-level roles when needed.

This strategic approach helps maintain organisational continuity and minimises disruptions during leadership transitions.

some of the topics we'll discuss

“You’ve been here to longest, so you become the next manager.”

“Poor leadership can drive good talent away and cause bad culture to spread.”

Get in contact with us to understand how Mentoring for New Managers can be tailored to suit your team.