“Time Management and Accountability. Those are the big two,” I replied. “And here is something I have discovered over the years. Most managers get here without direction or training in these areas. Most of you, as managers, landed in your role and had to figure out.”
I could see the heads nodding in the room. This was my Orientation speech.
And this was my classroom. Fifteen to twenty managers at a time, an intense six weeks. More than a thousand managers over the past 15 years. I still like the classroom, but there had to be a way to bring this program to more people.
Over the past couple of years, we kicked the can around and have finally created Working Leadership Online. After a year of testing, last month, we enrolled 110 participants and I am blown away with the results.
Every three weeks, we can bring new people into the cycle, so we are opening 50 more slots for a Free Trial. Our next Subject Area starts February 1, deals directly with the source of Accountability, and demonstrates how managers make decisions about the necessity of a task, the priority of a task and who gets the task assignment.
If you would like to participate in our next Subject Area, follow this link to Working Leadership Free Trial.
Here is what we know about our community.
- Our participants have a day job, as a manager.
- Our participants are really busy.
- Our participants want to be more effective, now.
This is Real
Working Leadership Online is practical. There are no quizzes or tests. There is no make-work. This is not extra work. The Field Work is real.
At Your Pace
Participants login on their schedule.
The problem with most training programs is they stop. After a few classes, it’s over, good luck. Working Leadership Online goes year-round. It changes the way you think about your role as a manager.
How This Works
Your first Subject Area is on us. Then you decide. We are holding the next 50 slots. Word is already on the street, so we expect to close this offer in the next few days.
Here’s Some Feedback
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
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
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
Here is the schedule for the coming year.
2010 Subject Area Schedule (Total 15 Subject Areas in 2010)
- Jan 11 – Planning – Your 2010 Business Plan – COMPLETED
- 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
- May 24 – Control Systems and Feedback Loops
- Jun 14 – Team Problem Solving – Time Span Inside a Team
- Jul 5 – Summer Break
- Jul 12 – Coaching – Bringing Value as a Manager
- Aug 2 – Coaching Underperformance – Time Span and the Employment Contract
- Aug 23 – Coaching High Performance – Time Span and Maximum Capability
- Sep 13 – Fall Break
- Sep 20 – Managerial Authorities – Time Span and Accountability
- Oct 11 – Managerial Authorities – Time Span and Hiring Talent
- Nov 1- Time Span and Effectiveness
- Nov 22 – Break (Thanksgiving USA)
- Nov 29 – Bringing Out the Best In People
- Dec 20-Jan 9, 2011 Winter Break
Reserve your spot today – Working Leadership Free Trial