Episode 37: Going from Peer to Boss, What a Ride!

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Congratulations! You have just been promoted and you will now be leading the people that were just your friends and peers! Or, maybe you are a 1st time manager in a new culture, company or department. This type of transition is one of the most challenging you will face in your career. Please join Jeff Smith and Maged Khalef as we discuss our experiences both as leaders that have gone through this transition and as coaches that support clients through this challenge. We will offer tips, tools, case studies and resources to help you grow your leadership.


    Maged is a learning consultant based in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates who is passionate about leadership development and coaching. Maged’s experience and diverse cultural background have contributed significantly to his current role as a facilitator and a coach. He leads Curiosity Coaching & Consulting, a learning provider focusing on designing learning journeys for intact teams in Healthcare and Education. His coaching helps middle leaders take their performance closer to their potential. He frequently works with promoted managers who are aspiring to lead more effectively – in many instances leading their former peers. Maged holds an MBA from The University of Strathclyde in the United Kingdom. He is an Associate Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation (ICF).