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Bosses Are People Too - Why Leadership Engagement is at an All Time Low
In-Person and Virtual Wednesday 06/14/2023 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), People (Technical), Workplace (Technical) | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn the importance of training managers in these times, including best practices in selecting and training the best people to manage people. 

In this provocative multi media and dynamic presentation, author and speaker Bob Kelleher takes attendees through a journey of why is has become so difficult to be a boss in these times. 
Gallup claims that only 33% of the workforce is engaged, but for the first time, the boss is less engaged than the employees they manage. Given the boss is the single biggest driver of both engagement and disengagement- this is a significant organizational challenge. Why is this? Well, for starters, these are incredibly challenging times for all - bosses included. Many don't even want to manage people; and / or have no idea how to manage people; and / or lack the skill set to be effective bosses. They take on the role of leadership because that is how one makes more money. They often are left brain, analytics types who lack the right brain emotional intelligence DNA. In some ways, it is not their fault. It is the fault of organizations for poorly selecting and training 'people who lead people'.

Learning Objectives:

  • Hear what has caused leadership engagement to drop.
  • Discuss why people who manage people have the organization's most important job.
  • Discover the key success competencies of people who effectively manage people.
  • Look for the right people to select themselves in (and out) of management.
  • Look for (and avoid) the 7 deadly characteristics of terrible bosses.
  • Implement the BEST (Behaviors / Experience / Skills / Traits) Profile in management selection.

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Bob Kelleher, CEO,
The Employee Engagement Group