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.Engagement and Commitment / Bridging the Difference®

  • 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
  1. Pre-work:  complete a Values in Action online inventory, a brief Your Needs online survey, and two instructor-provided worksheets.
  2. Understand how different values can create misalignments when attempting to engage direct reports.
  3. Interact with direct reports in ways that demonstrate recognition of and respect for their drivers for commitment.
  4. Communicate and act in ways that maximize emotional rewards.
  5. Know when and how to focus on interests (theirs and yours) to engage others and gain commitments that stick.
  6. Demonstrate empathy for others’ engagement needs while negotiating for your and the organization’s interests.
  7. Identify opportunities in your managerial role to reach stronger agreements.
  8. Apply new understanding about emotional triggers to a real-work opportunity.
  9. Recognize how the way you engage others with purpose, perceptions, problem solving, proposition, and process can maximize engagement.
  10. Apply new understanding about everything learned to a real-work opportunity to lead others.

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