Course Description

  • Leading Up to Lead Down (PT 1)

    Leading Up to Lead Down (PT 1) How to get what you want by helping your boss get what they want… Learning to “lead up to lead down” is an essential and necessary skill-set on the road to becoming an influential manager. To effectively access scarce resources for the development of your team, department or unit you have to be seen by your boss as someone worthy of being taken seriously. When you listen to a request from your team, you must have the influence to advocate for the benefit of your team - within the context of the overall company’s goals and objectives. The ability to have your advocacy resonate with your supervisor is not incidental or accidental; It is a methodical and deliberate skill. This class provides specific skills and strategies on how to manage both your reputation and your most important work relationship: your rapport with your boss. Uncover how to understand your supervisor’s world, preferences, and jargon; support their goals; be a help rather than a hindrance, and lead by offering solutions. We address the process of positioning yourself to be able to accomplish this.

Course curriculum

  • 01
    Welcome to the course!
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    • Course Introduction / Description - A message from Duane...
  • 02
    Module #1: Lead Yourself Exceptionally Well
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    • KEY 1 - Lead and Manage Yourself Exceptionally Well
    • KEY 1 - Lead and Manage Yourself Exceptionally Well
    • Test your learning
  • 03
    Module #2: Accept The Reality - Your Boss is Your Boss
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    • KEY 2 - Accept the reality - Your boss is your boss
    • KEY 2 - Accept the reality - Your boss is your boss
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  • 04
    Module #3: Prove You're Trustworthy
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    • KEY 3 - Prove that you're trustworthy ie committed and competent
    • KEY 3 - Prove that you're trustworthy ie committed and competent
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  • 05
    Module #4: Never Complain About Your Boss
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    • KEY 4 - Never complain about your boss with ANYONE
    • KEY 4 - Never complain about your boss with ANYONE
  • 06
    Module #5: Make Your Boss Look Good
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    • KEY 5 - Make your boss look good
    • KEY 5 - Make your boss look good
    • Test Your Learning
  • 07
    Module #6: Think And Act Like The Owner
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    • KEY 6 - Think and act like the owner
    • KEY 6 - Think and act like the owner
    • Test Your Learning
  • 08
    Module #7: Take The Initiative...Make Your Boss's Job Easier
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    • KEY 7 - Take initiative…Make your boss’s job easier
    • KEY 7 - Take initiative…Make your boss’s job easier
  • 09
    Module #8: Keep Your Boss in the Loop
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    • KEY 8 - Always keep your boss in the loop…no surprises
    • KEY 8 - Always keep your boss in the loop…no surprises
  • 10
    Module #9: Don't Feel and Act Entitled
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    • KEY 9 - Don’t feel and act entitled
    • KEY 9 - Don’t feel and act entitled
  • 11
    Module #10: Offer Solutions
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    • KEY 10 - Offer solutions — not just problems
    • KEY 10 - Offer solutions — not just problems
    • Test Your Learning
  • 12
    Module #11: Do Your Homework; Be Prepared
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    • KEY 11 - Do your homework; be prepared
    • KEY 11 - Do your homework; be prepared
    • Test Your Learning
  • 13
    Module #12: Make Your Accomplishments Known
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    • KEY 12 - Make your accomplishments known
    • KEY 12 - Make your accomplishments known
  • 14
    Module #13: Seek Honest Feedback From Your Boss
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    • KEY 13 - Seek honest feedback from your boss
    • KEY 13 - Seek honest feedback from your boss
    • Test Your Learning
  • 15
    Module #14: Be Willing To Do What's Undesirable
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    • KEY 14 - Be Willing to Do What’s Undesirable
    • KEY 14 - Be Willing to Do What’s Undesirable
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    Module #15: Know When To Speak Up & When To Shut Up
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    • KEY 15 - Know When to Speak Up and When to Shut Up
    • KEY 15 - Know When to Speak Up and When to Shut Up
    • Test Your Learning
  • 17
    Module #16: Be Proactive
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    • KEY 16 - Be Proactive
    • KEY 16 - Be Proactive
    • Test Your Learning
  • 18
    Module #17: Invest in Relational Chemistry (Introduction to Part 2)
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    • KEY 17 - Invest in Relational Chemistry
    • KEY 17 - Invest in Relational Chemistry
  • 19
    Action Plan - Leading Up to Lead Down (Pt1)
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    • Shadowing/Interviewing Assignment
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    Next steps...
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    • Congrats! Here's what's next... Psychological Assessment - The Locus of Control and Attribution Assessment (LCASA).
    • Psychological Assessment - LCASA (Locus of Control and Attribution Style Assessment) - Description, Features & Benefits
    • Sample Report - Locus of Control and Attribution Style Assessment