Being a Likeable Boss

Being more likeable is a quality everyone can increase and improve. Being likeable and a figure of authority is where some challenging conflicts can arise. With this workshop your participants will recognize these possible areas of conflict and develop the skills and knowledge to overcome them.
Our Being a Likeable Boss workshop will show that honesty and trust will be your participant’s biggest tools in fostering a better relationship with their employees. Trusting your team by avoiding micromanagement, using delegation, and accepting feedback will put your participants on the right path to be a more likeable boss.

Course Outline:

Module One: Getting Started
Housekeeping Items
Pre-Assignment Review
Workshop Objectives
The Parking Lot
Action Plan

Module Two: Is it Better to be Loved or Feared?
The Case for Fear
The Case for Love
The Case against Both
The Middle Ground
Case Study
Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Leadership as Service
Top down Hierarchies
The Bottom-Up Perspective
Know Your Employees
Genuine Empathy and the Power to Lead
Case Study
Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Leadership by Design
Begin with the End in Mind
Mission Statement
Case Study
Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Understanding Motivation
The Pentad
Guilt and Redemption
Case Study
Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Constructive Criticism
What are Your Intentions?
A Positive Vision of Success
Feedback Sandwich
Following Up versus Badgering
Case Study
Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: The Importance of Tone
Lighting a Fire
Putting Out a Fire
Adult versus Parent
Changing the Script
Case Study
Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Trusting Your Team
Dangers of Micromanaging
Delegation and Anxiety
Aces in Their Places
Celebrating Success
Case Study
Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Earning Your Team’s Trust
Case Study
Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Building and Reinforcing Your Team
Identify Team Strengths and Weaknesses
Identify Team Roles
Design Exercises with Specific Goals
What to Avoid
Case Study
Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: You are the Boss of You
What Kind of Person Would You Follow?
Keeping Your Balance
Case Study
Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up
Words from the Wise
Review of the Parking Lot
Lessons Learned
Recommended Reading
Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations