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It's Okay to be The Boss

Standard Version (1-Day Workshop)

Custom Program Includes:

  • Facilitator's Guide
  • Participant Workbooks
  • PowerPoint Slides
  • Flash drive with author videos

Participants will:

  • Learn how to build relationships of trust and confidence with employees
  • Keep employees focused and moving in the right direction, increasing productivity
  • Learn how to effectively delegate responsibilities and projects, to minimize inefficiency, downtime, and conflict among employees
The Myth of Empowerment

The way to empower people is to leave them alone and let them manage themselves. In reality, almost everybody performs better with more guidance, direction, and support from a more experienced person. In order to truly empower people, a manger must define goals, with clear guidelines and concrete details.

The Myth of Fairness

The way to be fair is to treat everyone the same. What's truly fair is doing more for some people, and less for others, based on what they deserve–based on their performance. In order to do this, a manager must create transparency in his or her management situation with each person.

The Myth of the False Nice Guy

The only way to be strong is to act like a jerk, but I want to be a "nice guy." Real "nice guy" managers do what it takes to help employees succeed so those employees can deliver great service for customers and earn more rewards for themselves. Strong management doesn't mean tantrums; patience, consistency, and discipline are the strongest and most effective forms of management.

The Myth of the Difficult Conversation

Being hands-off is the way to avoid confrontations with employees. Being a weak manager will, in fact, make these confrontations inevitable, whereas being a strong manager means that these confrontations rarely occur, and when they do happen they are not so painful after all. Avoiding conflict means creating clear expectations, keeping track of what's going on, and handling small problems while they are still small.

The Myth of Red Tape

Managers are prevented from being strong because there are so many factors beyond their control–red tape, corporate culture, senior management, limited resources. The best managers focus on the factors that are within their own control. Learning the rules and the red tape in order to better work within and around them helps increase management strength as well.

The Myth of the Natural Leader

I am not "good at" managing. The best managers are people–natural or not–who learn proven techniques, practice those techniques diligently until they become skills, and continue practicing them until they become habits. Practicing the basics of good leadership will create good leaders, whether or not it is a "natural" talent.

The Myth of Time

There isn't enough time to manage people. In fact, waiting until something goes wrong, instead of spending time up-front managing, will create a greater loss of time and productivity. Effective management means effective use of time. Getting in the habit of managing everyday will ultimately create more time for other projects.

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Product List

1. Participant's Workbook, Price: $149.00   add to cart
2. Facilitator's Guide, Price: $399.00   add to cart
3. Presentation Slides , Price: $0.00   add to cart
4. Train the Trainer via eLearning, Price: $199.00   add to cart
5. Hire a Virtual Facilitator to present Workshop, Price: $799.00   add to cart
6. Hire a Facilitator to present a Live Workshop, Price: $1499.00   add to cart
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