Leading Together: Work Better With Your Boss
Do you want to build a strong and trusting relationship with your manager?
Wish you felt like a partner and co-leader but don’t know where to start?
Do you wish you could accelerate your career in partnership with your leader?
Our Leading Together workshop gives you the tools you need to build a better relationship
Next Workshop: Toronto, March 31
THE KEY RELATIONSHIP
We all know that our relationships with our direct managers have the most impact on our job satisfaction, performance and ultimately our career growth. Having the chance to practice the difficult conversations that come up, to see the opportunities that arise when things get difficult, is a great way to take charge of this critical relationship and build the job you want -- where you are right now.
What Will You Learn?
Saying What Needs Saying
Has your manager ever made a decision you disagreed with yet felt reluctant to speak up?
All too often we fail to give effective voice to our true opinions, especially when facing our boss, someone who holds a certain degree of power over us. Speaking to authority, if we think we’ll be opposed, can be exhausting.
Practice a powerful technique for noticing what you failed to say, and establishing a plan for making sure it gets said before it’s too late.
Changing The Dynamic
Are you aware of the patterns of behaviour that are hurting your relationship with your boss?
All relationships can fall into unhelpful patterns, where you aren’t really hearing each other anymore. This is especially true at work, where it’s easy once we’ve lost our investment in the relationship to simply retreat into a “show up, do my time, go home” mindset.
The truth is that this happens when our own actions trigger unhelpful reactions in our boss, and then they do the same to us. Learn how to untangle these complex moments and find a better way.
See The System
Are you aware of what’s affecting your manager’s actions and motivations?
The truth is that no relationship exists in a vacuum. Whatever’s happening between you and your boss, you need to be able to situate it in the larger context of the company if you’re to have any hope of changing things. Good people with good intentions often end up in conflict because of the systems they’re caught in.
Learn the basics of systems thinking to help you and your boss analyze what’s really going. Practice with some useful tools that will let you have tough conversations without creating further problems.
Our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
All our workshops offer "100% satisfaction" guarantee. If you attend the workshop and feel it was a waste of your money and time, we will issue a full refund, as simple as that.
When and Where?
Our next workshop is on March 31st, 2018, at 401 Richmond St West, a heritage-designated industrial building in the heart of downtown Toronto, easily accessible by public transit and parking is widely available.
Questions and Concerns
Will this work for me?
These are skills-based workshops. Just like anyone can get better at playing the guitar, or typing, anyone can get better at these key management skills. You don’t need to be a certain kind of person or have specific experience to improve these skills.
The problem isn't me, it's my boss!
Okay, that’s not a question, but. Of course no techniques will magically make a terrible boss into a better person. But it’s almost always worth trying to improve things, and having techniques that will make a difference is worthwhile, even if you can’t fix everyone.
What if this is a waste of money?
We offer a "100% Satisfaction" guarantee. If you attend the workshop and feel like you didn't get value out of it, just ask for a full refund. No questions asked.
I have a group, do you have discounts?
If you have a large enough group it may be worthwhile to have Upspark come to your workplace and run a custom workshop for your leadership team. Contact us for more information.
Reserve Your Seat
Because of the hands-on nature of the workshop and to ensure that all participants get a fair chance to participate and get personalized feedback, we limit our workshops to 15 participants. Get your ticket now before they’re gone.
Who Are We?
Upspark was founded by Juan Musleh and Corey Reid to help technology companies improve their practice and deliver more effectively. We have built teams in numerous startups and trained managers at places like PagerDuty, Shopify and FreshBooks. Our workshops and seminars have helped hundreds of technical leaders sharpen their skills.
Corey Reid has managed technology teams for over two decades – taking companies from a dozen to a couple hundred employees. He is a passionate leader and facilitator, helping teams raise their level of practice.
Juan Musleh is a veteran engineering manager, leading teams at companies like Bitstrips and Freshbooks. She brings rigour and discipline to software teams, helping them make use of the best tools and practices available.