In this half-day workshop, we have a
conversation about two topics that are required for a
sustainable leadership career. Despite how important they
are, we rarely get coaching on how to do them well:
Managing Up is not sucking up
- Managing Up (Without Sucking Up)
- Developing Your Executive Presence (Improving Your
Ability to Confidently Lead and Deliver).
. It’s not a set of
insincere political maneuvers designed to fake your way to
success. In this portion of the workshop, you will learn
practical approaches to build and maintain a productive
relationship with your boss. You’ll learn why waiting for
your boss to change doesn’t work. We’ll discuss why your
success and your boss’s success are tied together. You’ll
learn insightful tips on helping your boss trust you. You’ll
see how understanding your boss’s preferences and styles can
help you adjust accordingly and how being proactive can make
all the difference.
Andy will share insights from his People and Projects
Podcast interviews with leadership and management authors
and researchers, giving you practical, evidence-based tips
that will help you thrive with your boss. You’ll also walk
away with recommended books and resources to continue your
learning after the session.
In the second half of the workshop, we’ll talk about Executive
. We often recognize executive presence when
we see it, but it can be more difficult to define. There’s
something about a person with presence. People are more
likely to listen to them and willingly follow them.
Andy will share practical insights gleaned from years of
working with executives around the world. He builds on the
idea that executive presence is based on confidence without
arrogance. But what about those daunting moments when you
don't feel so confident? Through interviews with senior
leaders and leading authors and experts, Andy shows how the
imposter syndrome is an issue we all struggle with, from
aspiring front-line leaders to CEOs (and shares practical
ideas on how to address it).
From how we show up, speak up, and deliver results,
executive presence is not something we innately have or
not--it is something you can develop.
Join us for a high-impact, practical half-day of learning
that will directly contribute to accelerating your ability
to lead and deliver.
As a result of this session, participants can:
- Explain the difference between obligation and
responsibility, and how that can motivate them on to
take the initiative to improve the relationship with
- Describe the three components of trust and how to use
that knowledge to build trust with their boss
- Explain the difference between adjusting their style
and being inauthentic--the first is important; the
second is not required.
- Apply a 5-part model to reduce resistance and gain
support from their boss and others
- Explain the difference between keeping a boss informed
and keeping them satisfied
- Summarize influence techniques to secure commitments
and keep their boss and others on track
- Describe approaches to deliver bad news in a good way
- Explain a simple formula to manage expectations
- Define what executive presence is.
- Describe what must exist for us to trust a leader.
- Explain what needs to be in place for people to
willingly follow a leader.
- Describe what the impostor syndrome is and how to
recognize it when they are falling into it.
- Explain why many leaders need to increase their
assertiveness in order to improve their effectiveness.
- Apply the learning to daunting, real-world scenarios.
A short Introduction
Visit Andy's Podcast:
Andy Kaufman, PMP, PMI-ACP
Andy Kaufman is a recognized
expert on leadership and project management. He is the
President of the Institute for Leadership Excellence &
Development Inc., which helps organizations around the world
improve their ability to lead and deliver. In addition to
running the Institute, Andy works with leaders at the United
Nations to improve their ability to deliver on their
initiatives. He teaches MBA classes at Loyola Chicago’s
Quinlan School of Business and works with global clients,
such as Marriott International, Microsoft, United Airlines,
Grainger, Takeda, Credit Suisse, AbbVie, and ExxonMobil.
Before becoming an internationally sought-after speaker,
Andy started as a software developer and was promoted into
management for all the wrong reasons! As he grew from
front-line manager to senior leader, Andy developed
approaches for leading and delivering that he now shares
with audiences and coaching clients around the world. He is
the author of three books and host of the acclaimed People
and Projects Podcast, which provides interviews and insights
for his global listeners on how to lead and deliver.