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Become A Better Manager
Great managers aren’t born - they’re made. And an essential part of the process is learning the diverse mix of skills it takes to manage well. These core skills are exactly what you’ll learn in this course.

Here's What You'll Get
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Everything You Need To Up Your Management Game

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IMPROVED SKILLS

You’ll get key strategies and concepts that will help you instantly improve your management skills.

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PRACTICAL SUPPORT

We’ll give you easy tips and access to coaching support to help you incorporate these skills into your daily professional life.

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INCREASED CONFIDENCE

Boosted with new skills and support, you’ll experience less “wait, what now?” and more “I got this!” as you manage others.

MARK STRONG
Founder and CEO
Strong Training & Coaching
Mark has more than 25 years experience in the corporate world, primarily in the creative and communications space. Drawing on his own experience as a manager, he brings energy, wit and insight to every aspect of this course.

Here's What You'll Learn
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Your roadmap from "so-so" to "so great!"

We designed this course to fit easily into your work life. Just ONE MODULE PER WEEK with SIMPLE PRACTICE EXERCISES in between. And, you'll have the opportunity to GET LIVE SUPPORT in applying your new skills.

MODULE 1 - GIVING & RECEIVING FEEDBACK
We cover a permission-based process for delivering feedback that results in more effective feedback conversations. This module also covers the key steps in receiving feedback. You’ll learn:
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The 4-step feedback model
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Feedback traps to avoid
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How to handle certain types of feedback responses

MODULE 2 - HANDLING CONFLICT & DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS
Conflict in the workplace are inevitable, but far too many of us vainly hope to avoid it vs. building our capacity to deal with it successfully. This module looks at the important role that conflict plays in our work and offers two main models for building your ability to handle it successfully. You’ll learn:
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How to identify different types of conflicts
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5-step process for approaching and resolving conflict
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The “D.E.F.I.C.I.T.” model for difficult conversations
MODULE 3 - COACHING EMPLOYEES
Coaching is a critical complementary skill to managing. The more we coach our employees, the more they learn to think for themselves, fueling more empowerment and confidence for them. You’ll learn:
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The difference between managing and coaching
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A coaching model that you can use to help employees realize their goals
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The power of words and questions in coaching
MODULE 4 - MANAGING DIFFERENT STYLES
In this module, we’ll introduce the DiSC Work Styles model to learn about the four different styles: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Conscientiousness. You’ll learn:
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The DiSC Model
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The work style preferences for yourself and your direct reports
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How to successfully flex to each style as a manager
MODULE 5 - MOTIVATING MEANINGFULLY
Every individual – ourselves included – has a unique set of motivations that managers must tap into for maximum performance and engagement. You’ll learn:
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The benefits of highly motivated employees
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The difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivators
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The three most common categories of motivators

MODULE 6 - DELEGATING POWERFULLY
Delegation is hard for most people. What do I delegate? To whom? And how? This is a skill that takes most people most of their career to really master. You’ll learn:
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The reasons why delegating is so critical to your own success
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Eight common barriers/antidotes to delegation
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How to decide what to delegate
MODULE 7 - MANAGING TIME
Very few of us feel as if we have enough time – but as it turns out, we all have enough – we just aren’t always managing it well. You’ll learn:
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The four drivers of time management: priorities, energy, attention and tools
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The importance of distinguishing the "urgent" from the "important"
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Key time management strategies and tactics
MODULE 8 - WINNING MINDSET
Managers who understand and develop an optimistic, growth-oriented mindset are more likely to be effective in today’s environment. You’ll learn:
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Relevant concepts from positive/performance psychology
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Five key attributes of a winning mindset and related tips to fuel each
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The WOOP model as a barrier-busting tool

As you complete the course, we’ll guide you through some reflection on what you’ve learned, and importantly through a conversation with your manager so you can continue to set yourself up to become the great manager you were meant to be.
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Essentials
$499
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One skill per week

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Access to video modules

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Downloadable key takeaways

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Weekly challenge to help cement skills

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Live Q&A support on the platform

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$599
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One skill per week

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Access to video modules

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Weekly challenge to help cement skills

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Live Q&A support on the platform

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30-minute individual coaching session

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One skill per week

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Access to video modules

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Weekly challenge to help cement skills

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Live Q&A support on the platform

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60-minute individual coaching session

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