This uniquely practical session looks at that difficult time in an employee’s career where he or she must leave the team in order to lead the team and move into management. It will be of special interest to the association’s Young Guns and anyone else “on the way up.” Ted Topping, author of our “Hiring and Retaining Exceptional Employees” guide will outline important best practices for new managers, while panelists who are making the transition to management in real life will describe their challenges and share their experience. This session expands on a 2013 panel discussion in Orlando.