Bridging the difference from managing tasks to engaging people
“The workshop you did with us is unique. A lot of companies do the same things. but I have not seen anything like Mindful Influence®anywhere. It’s not a packaged product we are supposed to fit. You fit your work to us.” —CEO, International Non-Profit Leadership Development Organization
Manager-employee conflict from over-direction is a primary factor in the #1 one reason employees leave their firms: dissatisfaction with their direct manager.
Managers often overuse a directive leadership style. They do so in an attempt to make sure their expectations and directions are understood. Unfortunately, overuse of a directive manner backfires. That’s true especially when it’s imposed upon skilled, experienced, and competent direct reports.
Keep your high-value talent secure, engaged and committed. Shift potential conflict toward collaborative solutions that abate personality clashes and negative emotional interactions. Produce positive engagement.
- Learn how to apply sound leadership principles as a critical component of managerial practices.
- Discover how to authentically connect with employees at an interpersonal level, where engagement resides.
- Learn how to go beyond simply managing completion of tasks to communicate openly with employees.
- Harness direct reports’ commitments toward higher levels of productivity.
- Inspire others to be creative and innovative.
- Encourage your people to exceed their goals.
Two-day workshop activities and outcomes
- Pre-work: complete a Values in Action online inventory, a brief Your Needs online survey, and two instructor-provided worksheets.
- Understand how different values can create misalignments when attempting to engage direct reports.
- Interact with direct reports in ways that demonstrate recognition of and respect for their drivers for commitment.
- Communicate and act in ways that maximize emotional rewards.
- Know when and how to focus on interests (theirs and yours) to engage others and gain commitments that stick.
- Demonstrate empathy for others’ engagement needs while negotiating for your and the organization’s interests.
- Identify opportunities in your managerial role to reach stronger agreements.
- Apply new understanding about emotional triggers to a real-work opportunity.
- Recognize how the way you engage others with purpose, perceptions, problem solving, proposition, and process can maximize engagement.
- Apply new understanding about everything learned to a real-work opportunity to lead others.
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