I signed up for your program, but I have a concern, related to working with teams within my own company. I don’t anticipate that anyone here will participate with me on any of these projects. I hate to sound negative, but lip service around here is alive and well, and I always wind up being the only one putting a priority on things like planning and budgeting. I hope this course will help me to gain buy-in from my coworkers, but I don’t know if anyone will be willing to participate on my team. If they don’t or won’t, will I be able to complete the program on my own?
Your question is not about our program. Your question is about you and your role in your company.
And you are not alone.
Many managers face your issue. Last month, you were a team member, maybe even the team leader that everyone looked up to. Then you got promoted to manager and everyone hates you. Or resents you. Or even if the relationship is still positive, it is certainly different.
Working Leadership Online focuses first on you, building your skill set. The interaction with your team is where you apply the skills we talk about. The purpose of this program is to help managers gain the willing cooperation of their team. The short answer to your question is, yes, you will be able to complete the program. The long answer depends on you.
You are right to feel a little uncomfortable about this. It is in the crucible of discomfort that we make the most effective changes in ourselves. -TF
Working Leadership Online Schedule
January 26 – Orientation
February 2 – Goal Setting and Time
February 16 – Decision Making
March 2 – Planning
March 16 – Delegation
To find out more about this program and to pre-register, visit www.workingleadership.com.