Working Leadership

Working Leadership Online

Now, is the time for recovery and rebuilding. Now, more than ever, you will depend on the decisions made by you and your management team.

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For the past 19 years, we have worked with individuals and companies, improving their managerial leadership practices. We have pinpointed and documented dozens of practices that are necessary to any organization's functional survival.

This online program, led by Tom Foster, is designed to examine and explore these critical topics. Anchored in field work and interactive dialogue, this program is designed to create real world change and improvement for those who participate.

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How much does it cost?

  • Enterprise Annual Membership - 1 year - $2000. This package is designed for corporate accounts, includes one additional audit membership, company participation report and special monitoring by Tom Foster.
  • Individual Annual Membership - 1 year - $500. This package is designed for Individual Managers.
  • FREE Trial Membership - 3 weeks - Free. This package provides full membership access for one Subject Area so the participant can make a decision about Working Leadership Online.

Schedule

2010

  • Jan 11 - Planning - Your 2010 Business Plan
  • Feb 1 - Goal Setting - The Essence of Time Span
  • Feb 22 - Decision Making - Time Span of Discretion
  • Mar 15 - Managing Time - Managing Yourself
  • Apr 5 - Spring Break
  • Apr 12 - Communication - Mineral Rights Conversation
  • May 3 - Delegation - Leveraging Time Span Capability
  • Jun 1 - Control Systems and Feedback Loops
  • Jul 5 - Time Span Inside a Team - Team Problem Solving
  • Aug 2 - Coaching - Bringing Value as a Manager
  • Aug 30 - Fall Break
  • Sep 7 - Coaching Underperformance - Time Span and the Employment Contract
  • Oct 4 - Managerial Authorities - Time Span and Accountability
  • Nov 1 - Time Span and the Personal Effectiveness Appraisal
  • Nov 29 - Bringing Out the Best In People
  • Dec 20 - Winter Break

How can Working Leadership help you?

For the Manager

Muscle and Bone

You have had to lay some people off. It is no longer fat that is being cut, we are now into the muscle and bone. Production volumes are changing. There is a strategy to launch related efforts, to capture new market share.

Change and Decisions

All of this requires change. Your teams will have questions. They want to know if they are secure in their jobs. They want to know what new things are required of them. As the manager, you have to make decisions you never had to make before, decisions about workload, about process changes, and system adjustments.

Job Market

New candidates are now in the job market. Good people, whose companies just could not hang on to them, do you have a place for them? Can you upgrade marginal performers?

Leadership

Your effectiveness, as a manager, will be tested through this time. You don't need some flavor of the month guru. It's the fundamentals that will get you through this.

Manager Effectiveness

Working Leadership Online works with you on the basic fundamentals in today's workforce. It's online, so you don't pull away from your daily assignments. The field work in the program is designed to integrate specifically with the elements of your current workload.

  • What is the role of the supervisor?
  • What is the role of the manager?
  • What are the critical tasks that must be accomplished?
  • Time management.
  • Preventing communication breakdowns.
  • Setting effective goals.
  • Delegation.
  • Solving problems with teams.
  • Coaching underperformance and misbehavior.

For the CEO

Muscle and Bone

You have had to lay some people off, more than you wanted. It is no longer fat that is being cut, we are now into the muscle and bone. Your production volume is changing. You have new strategies to launch a related line, to expand your market share.

Change and Decisions

All of this requires change. Your teams will have questions. They want to know if they are secure in their jobs. They want to know what new things are required of them. Your managers have to make decisions they never had to make before, decisions about workload, about process changes, and system adjustments.

Job Market

New candidates are now in the job market, good people, whose companies just could not hang on to them. Do you have a place for them? Can you upgrade marginal performers?

Leadership

Your leadership, as the CEO, will be tested through this time. You don't need some flavor of the month guru. It's the fundamentals that will get you through this. Frankly, it's the effectiveness of your managers that will get you through this.

Manager Effectiveness

Working Leadership Online works with your managers on the basic fundamentals in today's workforce. It's online, so you don't pull your managers away from their daily assignments. The field work in the program is designed to integrate specifically with the work of your current management team.

  • What is the role of the supervisor?
  • What is the role of the manager?
  • What are the critical tasks that must be accomplished, now?
  • Time Management.
  • Preventing communication breakdowns.
  • Setting effective goals.
  • Delegation.
  • Solving problems with teams.
  • Coaching underperformance and misbehavior.

For the HR Manager

Muscle and Bone

Your company has had to lay some people off, more than you wanted. It is no longer fat that is being cut, we are now into the muscle and bone. Production work volume is changing. There are new strategies to launch a related line, to expand market share.

Change and Decisions

All of this requires change. Your teams will have questions. They want to know if they are secure in their jobs. They want to know what new things are required of them. Your managers have to make decisions they never had to make before, decisions about workload, about process changes, and system adjustments.

Job Market

New candidates are now in the job market, good people, whose companies just could not hang on to them. Do you have a place for them? Can you upgrade marginal performers?

Leadership

Your leadership, as the HR Manager, will be tested through this time. You don't need some flavor of the month guru. It's the fundamentals that will get you through this. Frankly, it's the effectiveness of your managers that will get you through this.

Manager Effectiveness

Working Leadership Online works with your on the basic fundamentals in today's workforce. It's online, so you don't pull your managers away from their daily assignments. The field work in the program is designed to integrate specifically with the work of your current management team. No travel budgets.

  • What is the role of the supervisor?
  • What is the role of the manager?
  • What are the critical tasks that must be accomplished, now?
  • Preventing communication breakdowns.
  • Setting effective goals.
  • Delegation.
  • Solving problems with teams.
  • Coaching underperformance and misbehavior.

What are people saying?

This program is anti-matter to today's barage of costly management solutions. The program covered a great deal of critical leadership material that managers can immediately benefit from. -Cathy Darby

The option of learning online at my convenience is a great benefit. The course was excellent - I learned many things that I can apply as a manager. -Arlene Breitkreuz

There's a lot of valuable information in this course that isn't easily available elsewhere, and the coaching from Tom in addition to accountability for actually carrying out the assignments makes for a solid learning experience. Keep up the good work. The online format makes the course accessible, and makes it easy to put into practice directly in a work environment. -Erik LaBianca

I want to institutionalize this online training as a mandatory part of every manager's experience in my company. -Derek Bullen

Some people live online and I'm not one of them. I'd much rather be in a human presence. Having said that, after Tom's first response he won me over. His honesty and feedback is invaluable. -Jane Hein

The major benefit for me was definately learning how to better engage in conversations and discussions in both the group and one-on-one settings. Nothing has changed as far as my role in the company, but I feel that I can get to the core issue much faster now - and that's a valuable skill to have. -Phil Lombardo