schedule Jun 29th 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM place EN 205 (C40) people 52 Attending

There's a lot of subtle and not-so-subtle pressure on managers to have the answers and always be confident, capable and upbeat. But as we are actual human beings the only way to do that 100% of the time is to fake it. The old command and control management systems are giving way to collaboration, cultivation of psychological safety and delegation of responsibility. Managers are no longer required to tell workers what to do, but to support and inspire them to do it. The best managers I've known don't create an artificial aura of omniscience, they can be confused, inquisitive, engaged, vulnerable and above all authentic. Cultivating authenticity at work is easy on a good day but can be terrifying on a bad one. So let's talk about what that looks and feels like, and discuss techniques to help strip away the veneer and get real.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

25 minute talk

20 minute discussion

Learning Outcome

  • Change perception of what a manager is.
  • Encourage genuine relationships in the workplace.
  • Improve team effectiveness.

 

Target Audience

Managers, aspiring managers & people who have managers.

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