Keynote Speeches - It's Okay to Be the Boss

By: RainmakerThinking, Inc.  08/01/2016
Keywords: Management, Management Training, Keynote Speaker

Since 1993, RainmakerThinking, Inc. has conducted ongoing in-depth research on the real challenges faced by real leaders, managers, and supervisors in the workplace. Managing people has always been hard, but it’s harder now than ever before. There’s no room for down time, waste, or inefficiency. Everyone has to do more with less. And employees have become more and more high-maintenance. Too many managers today tell us they… …don’t have enough time to manage their people. …too often avoid interacting with “difficult” employees. …struggle to hold employees accountable. …often wait to have important conversations until they are frustrated or angry. …struggle to retain the really great employees. What are managers to do? Bring in Bruce Tulgan to share the latest from our decades of research on the proven best-practices of the most effective leaders today. Bruce helps managers confront their own sub-optimal management habits and learn to practice eight steps back to the “fundamentals” of strong, highly-engaged leadership: Step one. Get in the habit of managing people every day in structured team meetings and one-on-ones. Step two. Build a custom one-on-one dialogue with every person who reports to you. Step three. Learn to talk like a coach or a teacher. Step four. Make accountability a process, not a slogan. Step five. Make expectations clear every step of the way. Step six. Track performance every step of the way. Step seven. Solve small problems before they turn into big problems. Step eight. Reward performance and only performance… and do more for people when they go the extra mile. Based on our ongoing research since 1993, as well as Bruce’s best-selling books It’s Okay to Be the Boss (2nd edition 2014) and The 27 Challenges Managers Face (2015), Bruce provides laugh-out-loud stories, poignant insights, and concrete takeaways for leaders at all levels.

Keywords: Conference Speaker, Keynote Speaker, Keynote Speakers, Leadership Speaker, Management, Management Training, Professional Speaker

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