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Take Back Control! Strategies for Managing Employees without Compromising Your Productivity

“These people are driving me crazy!” “Why can’t they just come to work and do their jobs?” “Why is everything such a big deal?” “I don’t have time to play referee and listen to any more complaining – I have work to do!”

Be honest. If you manage people, you’ve likely uttered one of these statements at one point or another. It’s ok. We won’t tell. And…we’ve been there too.

As leaders, we spend a lot of time listening to our employees. And with good reason. Listening breeds trust and builds strong relationships which as we know translate to increased performance and productivity.

This also means we spend a lot of time mediating petty conflicts, listening to whining and counseling employees. And when this leads to extended work hours, weekends in the office and stress over keeping up with our own workload, it’s hard to stay motivated, focused and productive.

But there is good news for you. You can do more than survive. You can actually turn the chaos of managing difficult situations and employees into opportunities to thrive and grow!

Conflict, confusion, and poor communication lead to distraction and wasted effort. World-class leaders know how to cut through and clarify people issues to get their teams focused on goals and results.

And you can be a world-class leader too! You can be the one to turn your team into a high-performing unit, and you can do it without working seven days a week.

Join us as workplace conflict resolution and team dynamics expert Guy Harris, co-author of From Bud to Boss: Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership, shares insights, tips, techniques, and strategies for moving your team from distracted to driven, from hurting to healthy, and from whining to working.

Learning Objectives:

  • What you might have done to make whining okay and how to fix it
  • How to successfully confront bad behaviors
  • Tips and strategies for reducing conflict
  • How to deal with problem employees
  • Why being respected is better than being liked
  • Signs you may have become too friendly or too close and how to turn it around
  • How to decide if a work relationship can or should be saved

Presented By

Guy Harris
Master Trainer & Coach

Guy draws on more than 20 years of combined professional and military experience when he consults, coaches, or trains in the areas of team and interaction dynamics, communication strategies and tactics, and emotional intelligence.

Prior to becoming a trainer and coach, Guy served as a Nuclear Engineering Officer in the US Navy Submarine Force, and he worked in leadership positions in both large and small business environments.

Typical client concerns prior to working with Guy are: forging a team from a group of individuals, moving a team past the conflict stage of team development, developing other leaders, expanding personal influence within the organization, communicating more effectively, and developing buy-in for new programs and processes.

With experience and training in technical disciplines and his further training in, and practical application of, human behavior and motivation principles, his unique skills consist of quickly connecting the technical and task accomplishment necessities of business operations with the human factors that often limit rapid implementation and results.

In other words, he helps you understand – and work through – the reasons why your relationships are getting in the way of getting things done.

Guy has both Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Chemical Engineering. He was a qualified Engineering Department head in the U.S. Navy. He is a Master Trainer and Coach in the DISC Model of Human Behavior, and a Workplace Conflict Resolution expert.

Price: $175.00