Too often, as a manager or supervisor, you find yourself picking up "monkeys"--responsibilities and work that rightly should be performed by others. Each time you say, "I'll look into it and get back to you," you have just picked up a monkey. If you find yourself harried and having more work to do than time allows, you are probably picking up tasks that belong to your staff and colleagues. During this interactive workshop, learn how to distinguish a monkey from a valid task. Develop the skills to assist your staff in regaining control of their own responsibilities and avoid taking on monkeys themselves.
(This is part of the Supervisory Skills and Human Resources Management Certificate Programs, but you do not need to enroll in the programs to take this workshop.)
Lynne Richards, MBA, is an author, founder of Leading Generations, a training and leadership development firm, and a member of the National Speakers Assn. She specializes in helping people develop their leadership, supervisory, and training skills. With over 20 years' experience in management and training, she brings a wealth of hands-on, practical experience to the classroom, providing clients with workshops on leadership, supervision, communication, and training design and delivery.
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