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:
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.
Build relationships of trust and confidence with employees.
Delegate tasks, responsibilities and projects.
Keep employees focused and moving in the right direction.
Increase productivity, quality, retention of high-performers, and turnover among low-performers.
Sharply reduce waste, inefficiency, errors, down-time, and conflict among employees
Along the way, Bruce teaches dozens of immediately actionable takeaways and best practices in a clear step-by-step guide back to the basics of strong highly-engaged management: