Leading Up: A Woman's Perspective

Course Type: Live eWorkshop | 90 minutes  
Date |Time Offered (ET):  Wednesday, December 14, 2011 | 10:00 AM
Speakers: Amy Diederich and Jane Perdue, Braithwaite Innnovation Group 
Price: $24.95

Are you seeking access to the male decision-making hierarchy in your organization which appears to speak a different language? Hoping for a promotion yet not sure how to impress the "higher ups?" Do you want to expand your sphere of influence within the organization, yet finding it hard to do so? If so, you'll find solid answers and helpful advice in this leadership development workshop, one with a decidedly women-in-business point of view!

"Leading up is the act of working with people above you — whether one boss, several bosses, a chief executive, a board of directors or even stockholders — to help them and you get a better job done." ~Michael Useem, Wharton professor, creator of phrase "leading up"

Leadership happens up, down and across in organizations, groups, communities, etc., in fact, in any other capacity where one serves as a formal or informal leader.  Most of us are more familiar and comfortable with leading down to our employees, teams and/or direct reports. That ease isn't surprising given there's a level of direct control involved. What becomes more complex is leading across, down or up within an organization when you don't have direct control; and/or, in some organizations simply because you are a woman. 

This 90-minute interactive workshop focused on adding to your leadership toolkit so you can skillfully, gracefully and effectively manage both task completion and building relationships with your boss and on up the ladder.

What You’ll Learn

  • Five crucial connections to make and maintain for leading up
  • Day-to-day tactics for successfully managing yourself and for working with the people above you
  • Increasing your visibility at all levels within an organization by increasing your sphere of influence
  • Gain perspective about gender dynamics in the workplace

How You’ll Benefit

  • Greater understanding of the knowledge, skills and abilities involved in leading up
  • Awareness of the importance of "thinking less about me and more about we"
  • Improved skills for connecting with and influencing the people above you
  • Knowledge of the pitfalls that can wipe out your ability to lead up

Who Should Attend

  • Individuals newly-promoted into supervision/management (and/or those who work in non-profits, community groups, etc.) who need to understand how important it is to build effective communications with the people above them
  • Anyone seeking a promotion and who needs to get on the organization's radar screen
  • Those on their own voyage of self-discovery, personal improvement and increased effectiveness and influence

How the Workshop Works

The 90-minute session will combine lecture, Q & A, polling and chat.

If you'd love to attend this workshop yet this date and time aren't convenient for you or if you would like us to conduct this workshop for your organization, please drop us a line.



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