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Becoming the Boss You Wish You Had

You’ve had bad bosses…the laundry list of things you don’t want to be is lengthy. And you certainly don’t want to emulate the negative behaviors of those bad bosses who made such an impression on you in the past.

And there’s no guarantee you won’t – unless you invest a little time into learning how to do things right.

Developing strong relationships with your team is one of the most important things you can do as a leader. Your employees – people you may or may not have chosen to lead – look to you for affirmation, evaluation, and reward. When you cultivate meaningful relationships, you work more effectively together. You have a common goal and a consistent purpose. And your efforts are channeled toward the same common outcome.

Whether this is your first go-round in a supervisory role, or you’ve been in a leadership role for a while (and have the sinking feeling that you’re the topic of conversation – and not in a good way), building solid relationships and connections with the people you lead is essential to your success (and your team’s!)

This 60-minute audio conference, “Becoming the Boss You Wish You Had” hosted by Karin Hurt, author of Overcoming an Imperfect Boss, will teach you:

  • How to avoid the negative behaviors of past, ineffective supervisors
  • How to generate an environment where your employees are never afraid to ask you questions
  • Why standard evaluation systems and reviews are unnatural – and how to devise better feed-back
  • How to initiate and cultivate open, calm, unemotional communication with team members
  • How important it is to focus on developing actual relationships with your employees
  • How to confidently tackle sticky and difficult situations that occur on a regular basis
  • How to put the emphasis on taking action
  • How to use creativity and humor to deal with moody employees – so you don’t become moody yourself
  • To understand the relationship your team has with YOUR boss – and why that’s important
  • What will happen if your team becomes disengaged from you
  • How to lead from your values – because you can’t lead in a way that is inconsistent with them

You want to be a boss that inspires, has a clear vision and communicates that with equally clear direction, and encourages collaboration. You want to be a boss who doesn’t shy away from the tough questions. You want to know what to do if YOU get frustrated – because you don’t want that to spill over into your role and actions as a leader.

3 out of 4 people say that dealing with their boss is the most stressful part of their job. Don’t let anyone say this about you. Be the boss you wish you had.

Presented By:

Karin Hurt

Karin has a diverse background of executive leadership experience in sales, customer service, call centers, human resources, merger integration, training and leadership development – the last 20 years of which have been with Verizon. Most recently, she served as Executive Director of the Strategic Partnership Channel at Verizon Wireless where she transformed customer service outsourcing, working with companies and call centers to build strong cultures that deliver positive customer experiences.

Prior to that she led a Verizon Wireless sales team, leading the nation in store sales to the small and medium business space. Karin’s consulting takes a comprehensive approach to developing confident, competent, and creative front-line teams. Her award-winning blog, Let’s Grow Leaders, has grown into a highly interactive, International community. Her book, Overcoming An Imperfect Boss is available on Amazon.

Karin has a BA in Communication from Wake Forest University, an MA from Towson University in Organizational Communication, and additional graduate work at the University of Maryland, where she taught communications classes. She was recently recognized as one of the top 100 thought leaders in Trusted Business Behavior by Trust Across America and as Multiplier of the Year by the Wiseman Group. Karin lives in Baltimore with her husband and two sons.

Price: $175.00