IGDA Game Leadership Summit

The Smarter Reality team has a great time at the IGDA Leadership Summit on 13 - 14 September. We were thrilled to be both both a sponsor and have a speaking role.. Our topic: “The Terrible Transition… or, I’ve Been Promoted, What Do I Do Now?” What were the big takeaways?

  • The hardest transition is the first, from individual contributor to first-level leader/manager

  • New managers have to gain new skills, value new activities and adjust how they spend their time in meaningful ways

  • Careers are made / broken at the transition from role to role!

  • Successful leaders at all levels re-evaluate what they do and both add new behaviors and abandon others they advance

  • Leadership is a process - you never stop learning!