Transitioning Technical and Subject Matter Experts to High-Performing Leadership Roles

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Transitioning Technical and Subject Matter Experts to High Performing Leadership Roles

Transitioning Technical and Subject Matter Experts to High-Performing Leadership Roles

This On-Demand event was originally presented on June 6, 2018 (60 min)


Many technical experts and subject matter experts aspire to leadership positions in their companies but the failure rate of success once they are in this role is very high. This webinar takes the mystery out of what it takes to be highly successful in making this transition work. A subject matter expert (for example, someone in engineering, finance, IT, consulting, supply chain), has many talents and skills often on the operational and technical side on their experience but frequently lack the “soft management” skills to make their transition truly successful. This webinar shares what soft skills are required and how these can be integrated into ones career and talent plans.

Attendees will learn

  • The reasons technical and subject matter experts often fail once they have been promoted to leadership roles.
  • How to assess their personal and professional skills to gage their potential to be a leader.
  • A straight forward development process to support a successful leader role transition
  • Various “soft skills” to sharpen one’s ability to learn new human side skills in support of operational and organizational skills.
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Transitioning Technical and Subject Matter Experts to High-Performing Leadership Roles

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Mark Hordes is the Vice President, Organizational Performance Improvement, and Change Management Lead for the Americas with Molten-Group. He is the co-author of S-Business: Reinventing the Services OrganizationMark won the Houston Business Journal’s 2014 Award, Who’s Who in Energy. He is an alumnus of the American Graduate School of International Management, “Thunderbird.” He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Houston and an MBA and MS in organizational behavior from Aurora University.

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