Learn how to manage tasks AND lead your team.

Congratulations! You've probably recently been promoted into management. Or maybe you're just waiting for that day to come. 

Either way, it’s great to consider what being a manager is all about. Because even though most organizations promote their high achieving individual contributors into management, being a manager isn’t like a bigger, higher paid version of what you used to do. THE JOB ITSELF IS DIFFERENT.



Investing just a little bit of time into this training can help you:


You may have been the boss's favorite when you were an individual contributor, but being a manager is a totally different playing field. And you can count on your boss watching your every move. Making sure you're successful in the first 90 days will solidify her trust in you as a manager.


You'll want to build trust with your direct reports, which comes from building authentic relationships. When trust is high, your team will feel more engaged, be more innovative and get more things done.


First time managers often make mistakes as they get used to their new role. If you're aware of the most common mistakes ahead of time, you'll be able to catch yourself and adjust before going too far down the wrong path.

"The lines between management and leadership are really blurred. You need to manage tasks and you need to lead your people."

meet your instructor, kevin kruse

Kevin is a successful entrepreneur having won both Best Place to Work and Inc. 500 awards, a New York Times bestselling author of six books, and a Forbes leadership columnist whose clients include Fortune 500 CEOs, members of Congress, Pentagon generals, and non-profit leaders.

In pursuit of the American Dream, Kevin Kruse started his first company when he was just 22 years old. After discovering the power of Wholehearted Leadership, Employee Engagement and Extreme Productivity, Kevin went on to build and sell several, multimillion dollar technology companies.

He is the author of the NY Times bestseller, We: How to Increase Performance and Profits Through Full Engagement, Employee Engagement 2.0, and 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management.

Kevin has traveled the glove as a keynote speaker on leadership, productivity and entrepreneurship and is rated among the top keynote speakers at events he attends.

Today, Kevin is on a mission to spark, over the next 10 years, 100 million intentional leaders and is the Founder & CEO of LEADx.

What others say about New Manager Training

“Great content, fun to use, and we actually saw employee engagement scores increase for the managers who used it.”
Tracy Budge
Global Operations, Red Nucleus
"I loved the 20 minute video (From Individual Contributor to First Time Manager) and hope there are more like that coming! I want to use these videos with my managers."
Craig L.
LEADxAcademy Member
"The LeadX tools and webinars have been a huge help as I've recently moved into a department with 30 professionals where morale and engagement was a challenge. Webinars on leadership and engagement have been very helpful! Thanks"
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"Great content and presentation. I found the courses and webinars to be engaging and helpful. Enjoyed the blend of both effective leadership and personal productivity. I specifically found the transition from to-do lists to calendars very insightful and look forward to implementing into my day-to-day routine."
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"There is so much great information in LeadX Academy and on the podcast."
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I was a micro managing boss that cared about the results, and how they were achieved more than the people achieving them. I found LEADx about 3 months ago, and as I listened and interacted, my life changed. Because of the lessons taught by you, the guests of LEADx and the curriculum of the LEADx Academy, Ive been able to completely rewrite my approach to leadership and associate development and engagement. My Q12 scores went from 67 to 90, In 6 months.
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A new course from LEADxAcademy that will teach you...

The difference between managing and leading

The 3 most important things you should be doing in your first 90 days if you want to keep your new management position

The most common mistakes first-time managers make (and what Kevin did wrong when he was asked to lay-off 30% of his staff)

What successful CEOs say is their #1 piece of advice for first-time managers

Here's how this new manager training
course breaks down

Lesson 1

What Are New Managers Accountable For?

  • The 2 things managers are held accountable for (what your boss will want you to know)

  • What the founder & CEO of Freshbooks, Mike McDermott, says is his #1 piece of advice for new managers

  • The reason most individual contributors fail when they get promoted into management

Lesson 2

The First 90 Days For New Managers

  • How to build a foundation for your future success

  • How your find out what your boss will be evaluating you on

  • Best practices and tips that will help you establish genuine relationships with your direct reports

Lesson 3

Common New Manager Mistakes

  • The 3 most common mistakes new managers make and how you can avoid making them yourself

  • Why focusing on this wrong thing will rob your team members of growth

  • What the CEO of Refound says is the key to leading others to reach their potential

Lesson 4

Useful Tips For New Managers

  • Hear real-life tips from leaders of the LEADx community around the world

  • Learn how to uncover toxic employees quickly so you can stop them from destroying your entire team's morale

  • Discover Doug Conant's #1 leadership tip (former CEO of Campbell Soup)


Hit "play" to watch the first lesson for free!
So how much would it help your career if you knew how to...

Impress your boss in your first 90 days of becoming a new manager.

Your first impression as a new leader at your company can have positive or negative consequences on your career there. What would it mean for your future at the company if you and your boss could confidently say you have the skills to lead others?

Build genuine relationships with your direct reports.

What would it mean to you if you knew when you delegated tasks to others, they would get done on time and with attention to detail? How much easier would your job be as a new manager if you knew that your team respected you and genuinely cared about your success and the success of the company?

Avoid the most common mistakes new managers make.

How great would it be to avoid looking like a rookie? Being a manager may seem like a piece of cake but it can be easy to make or break relationships if you don't know what to do, or what to not do. How beneficial would it be to open the door to other managers' pasts and learn from their biggest mistakes?




you'll also get access to ALL courses in the LEADxAcademy including...

  • How To Give Effective Feedback
  • One-On-One Meetings
  • Leading For Employee Engagement
  • How To Cure Procrastination
  • Manage Your Email Effectively
  • Access to ALL past LEADx Webinars

LEADxAcademy has over 40 courses on management, leadership, productivity, communication, personal branding, and career development. We also have over 100 business books summaries and more than 20 webinars with industry leaders.

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