Empowerment 4.0

How you can help your team perform at its best

A manager’s role is not an easy one. Everyone in the organization that has accountability for a team needs to both lead and manage that team. We call this managerial leadership. This means the owner or CEO, the executives, and the managers throughout the organization all need to do their managerial leadership work.

How do you get the best out of your team? You need to set enough context that they can make decisions and take initiatives that are consistent with what you (as their manager) need the team to accomplish. At Effective Managers™ we call this Empowerment.

To help you learn how you can empower your team we have partnered with Flevy Executive Learning to develop a 3-hour program in weekly, 30-minute sessions, supplemented with a Q&A with the instructor, Dwight Mihalicz.

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It’s About Empowering Your Team Members

It used to be about employee benefits. Then we aimed at employee satisfaction. For two decades we have been trying to improve employee engagement.

Guess what? We are stalled at the same levels of engagement we were as at the turn of the century. Of course we want our team members to be engaged. Organizations that have the highest levels of engagement outperform those with the lowest scores and every dimension that matters. From safety to attendance to customer satisfaction to revenue and profit.

The starting point is the manager. Managers must do their managerial leadership work in order to sure they are clear about their accountabilities, and that they can use their full capability to do meaningful work. Of course they do that meaningful work within the context you set, so it contributes to the overall success of your organization.

Learn about those things you must have in place to create an engaged team.

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Learn more about the Empowerment 4.0 course and how you can learn to get the best out of each team member – and of your team as a whole.

In six thirty-minute sessions you can get insights into how you can do your managerial leadership work better. Whether you are an owner, a CEO, an executive or a manager.

Managers do Not Have a Good Reputation

Employees leave managers, not organizations. CNBC reports that the #1 reason given for leaving the organization was their boss. In fact, a recent study by Price Waterhouse showed that 30% of employees would forego a substantial raise if their boss were fired.

Why is this? Managers are employees too – all managers in the organization are also an employee – of their boss – with the single exception of the CEO. So even those of us that manage have problems with our managers!

It isn’t always through lack of intent. Or ill will. Usually its because the manager simply doesn’t understand how to manage. Or the manager was over-promoted, and doesn’t have the capability to manage that team.

Learn about the three fundamental capabilities of managers, and how you can avoid some of these traps.

How the Best Managers Do It

Managers have value-added work that they must do. Some of it is your personal output. Process management, continuous improvement, project work, supporting peers in other parts of the organization. Value-added work also includes your managerial leadership work. This is important work, but not usually urgent work, so it is easy to delay or neglect. That managerial leadership work is critical to getting the team aligned and focused on the right work.

There is lots of training available for the “how” of management work: communication skills, writing skills, conflict resolution skills, running meetings betters, and so on. But what about the what. What are those requirements of managerial work that are necessary for successful management?

In this course you will learn the five requirements of effective managers. These are the five things you must do to successfully manage your team, to ensure that they are empowered to do the work you need them to do. Learn the five requirements so you can apply them immediately: Plan, Do (value-added work), Set Context, Delegate, Establish Feedback Loops.

You Won’t Be Sorry

This course was developed specifically for Flevy Executive Learning. If you are an owner or founder, or a manager of managers you can put these principles into action immediately to improve team member and team performance. If aspire to these roles, this course is also for you, as it will help you understand how to maximize team performance.

This course has three modules, each with two thirty-minute sessions. This makes it easy to fit into your schedule so you can learn at times that you can fit into your schedule. After the three modules, there is a Q & A session with the course instructor, Dwight Mihalicz. You can explore those areas of particular interest to you, or get elaboration on how these principles can be applied in your situation.

In module one you will learn about managerial leadership, and the role of accountability and authority. You will learn about the two dimensions of accountability, and why you may not have been getting it right. In module 2 In this module, you will receive an introduction to the five requirements of effective managers, with practical examples for how you can improve your team’s effectiveness today. Module 3 explores the three things most managers get wrong: delegating work without considering the cross functional implications; assuming all our team members are focused on value-added work; and, promoting the best performing member of the team to be the next manager when there is a vacancy.

In the seventh session you and other participants can ask questions and discuss management principles directly with Dwight.

Join us. You won’t be sorry

Empowerment 4.0Empowerment 4.0

Learn more about the Empowerment 4.0 course and how you can learn to get the best out of each team member – and of your team as a whole.

In six thirty-minute sessions you can get insights into how you can do your managerial leadership work better. Whether you are an owner, a CEO, an executive or a manager.