Managing A Team That Will Change The World
10

Saturday, 10 December

10 am – 4 pm PST

GA Seattle

1218 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor
Seattle , WA 98101
$50 USD
Regular Ticket
$50 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Managing A Team That Will Change The World

10

Saturday, 10 December

10 am – 4 pm PST

GA Seattle

1218 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor
Seattle , WA 98101
$50 USD
Regular Ticket
$50 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Workshop

Research from Gallup and Google’s “Project Oxygen” shows that managers have a huge impact on business results. The data is clear. Effective managers get 10% better customer satisfaction, generate 20% more profit and experience less employee turnover. And yet, nearly 50% of new managers are thrust into a management position without any training and support. It’s no surprise that the majority of new managers underperform in their first 2 years. Don’t let this be you!

Management is easy right? Set some targets, measure people against them and tie their performance to pay and prizes. That’s how management has been practiced since Fred Taylor wrote “Principles of Scientific Management” in 1911. And it simply doesn’t work any more. Manage that way and your business will stagnate and die. Managers in 2016 need to connect with their team as human beings, not as resources, and tap into every human’s desire to make a difference in the world. Does that sound like a bunch of “woo woo BS”? Then this course may not be for you!

Successful managers treat management as a skill that is developed and improved over time. This workshop is the platform on which you’ll build a successful management career. We’ll work through the questions and challenges that first-time managers in 2016 face. On completing this course you will have a box of tools, techniques and concepts you can apply to help you build and manage a successful team. The course is built around stories that lead with surprising insights and counter-intuitive narratives.

For example :

  • Working less is managing better
  • The key to retention is inviting people to leave
  • Delegate your most important tasks
  • People thank you for telling them what you’re doing wrong

Takeaways

  • Finding balance between “doing” and “managing”
  • The keys to motivating 21st century employees
  • Delegating the right tasks, to the right people in an effective way
  • Giving feedback that makes a difference
  • The neurochemistry of management

Prereqs & Preparation

Bring an open mind that is willing to learn.

Bring a laptop if you have one to access worksheets and tools we’ll use in the program. We can provide paper copies of worksheets if you don’t have access to a laptop. Bring a pen and paper for writing notes.

About the Instructor

James Pratt has been managing teams and training managers for 20 years. James has built teams around the world and on behalf of tech companies big and small, including giants like Microsoft and HTC. James’ experience has taught him one important lesson. Great management and team work is more important than great strategy, good ideas, smart people and lots of money.

As we enter an age of a purpose driven workforce, managers must adapt to connect authentically with their teams. Current the VP of People Operations at Seattle startup Socrata, James brings his expertise with fast moving, distributed, multi-function and multi-cultural teams to companies looking to develop managers as a strategic asset. Most passionate when working 1:1 with managers who are hungry to grow and lead, James helps managers lean on their strengths, manage from their authentic selves and connect with and motivate their teams.

Refund Policy

Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.

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