How to Become a More Likeable Boss Workshop Overview:

While many who enter into management and leadership roles want to be genuinely liked by the workers they supervise, seeking popularity for its own sake can be a dead-end path. Many have tried to lead while seeking popularity only to find that, indeed, they are loved but not respected. Becoming a more likeable boss however does not mean you have to sacrifice respect. However, being a likeable boss and a respected boss does mean you have to learn to be more effective. This manual helps you take the first steps on what will be a continuous journey towards becoming a more effective boss, the side effects of which are both likeability and respect.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Understand how to develop leadership qualities
  • Know how to delegate effectively
  • Choose inspirational and engaging tasks for yourself and others
  • Use wisdom and understanding to lead others
  • Identify the roles of your team
  • Learn how to trust others and earn their trust.

Course Module:

Module One: Getting Started

  • Workshop Objectives

Module Two: Is it Better to be Loved or Feared?

  • The Case for Fear
  • The Case for Love
  • The Case against Either
  • The Middle Ground
  • Case Study

Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Leadership as Service

  • Top-down Hierarchies
  • A Lateral Perspective
  • Know Your Employees
  • Genuine Empathy and the Power to Lead
  • Case Study

Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Leadership by Design

  • Begin with the End in Mind
  • Setting Goals
  • Determining Values
  • A Mission Statement
  • Case Study

Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Understanding Motivation

  • Dramatism
  • The Pentad
  • Guilt and Redemption
  • Identification
  • Case Study

Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Constructive Criticism

  • What are Your Intentions?
  • A Positive Vision of Success
  • Feedback Sandwich
  • Following up (versus Badgering)
  • Case Study

Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: The Importance of Tone

  • Lighting a Fire
  • Calming a Storm
  • Adult versus Parent
  • Changing the Script
  • Case Study

Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Trusting Your Team

  • Dangers of Micromanaging
  • Delegation and Anxiety
  • Aces in Their Places
  • Celebrating Success
  • Case Study

Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Earning the Trust of Your Team

  • Honesty
  • Reliability
  • Availability
  • Openness
  • Case Study

Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Building and Reinforcing Your Team

  • Identifying Team Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Identify Team Roles
  • Design Exercises with Specific Goals
  • What to Avoid
  • Case Study

Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: You are the Boss of You

  • What Kind of Person Would You Follow?
  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Improvement
  • Keeping Your Balance
  • Case Study

Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise