Prepare to transform the troublesome to the tremendous.
The control-freak, the narcissist, the maverick , the cynic and many more…. Difficult people are the worst part of a manager’s job.
What sets great managers apart is the ability to turn these problem personalities into productive team players.
Join the author of Leading the Unleadable for stories and insights of how to transform talented, but difficult people, into the powerful contributors they can be. Participants will receive a copy of Leading the Unleadable.
Key Learning Points That Will be Covered
- Understand the key drivers behind troublesome behaviors
- Learn how to give feedback that leads to a positive difference.
- Explore how to build bridges to help lead to sustainable positive change
- Develop your own “remove or improve” criteria
- Prepare to be proactive with the mindset and actions for problem prevention
Introducing Alan Willett
Alan Willett is an expert who does international consulting, speaking and is the author of Leading the Unleadable: How to Manage Cynics, Divas, and Other Difficult People (Amacom: 2016).
Alan works with clients around the world, including the UK, Turkey, South Africa, China, India, Canada and Mexico, and of course, throughout the United States. The companies he’s consulted for include HP, Oracle, Microsoft, NASA, General Motors, Intuit, NAVAIR, Orbital ATK, OnStar, Cornell University, Rutgers University, Technological de Monterrey, Acxiom, and many others.
Alan’s passionate work has focused on leadership, with a laser focus on the unique challenges of leading in high-pressure environments.
What People are Saying About Alan’s First Book: Leading the Unleadable
"A great book. As I read Alan’s book, I was frequently so taken back by a concept that I thought, “That’s it!” These are great leadership concepts for managing large organizations or even for leading teams of one: yourself!” James Over, Software Engineering Institute
What People are Saying About Alan
"Alan is world class. He provided great value to the Gorges business immediately. He quickly understood our organization's needs and customized larger-scale techniques to just the right size for our company culture.” John Sammis, CEO, Gorges
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