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Managing Self + Up // Leadership Programs

Learning Objectives

This hands-on one day workshop is designed to provide leaders with the capability to better manage their priorities and their manager.

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Assess their current mindset and approach to time management
  • Apply prioritization filters in order to manage time more effectively
  • Recognize the difference between activity and productivity driven behaviors
  • Identify opportunities to more effectively manage their time by keeping the “monkey” with its owner
  • Select time management best practices to apply
  • Define the importance of managing up effectively
  • Assess their knowledge about their manager
  • Identify their manager’s persuasion and communication style
  • Apply the PCAN model when speaking to their manager
  • Articulate strategies for managing up
  • Describe their role in organizational communication
  • Evaluate the impact of one-way vs. two-way communication




  • Introduction
  • Learning objectives

Time Management Mindset

  • Assessment
  • Rotter’s continuum
  • Control, influence and concern

Priority Setting

  • Billy’s Homework activity
  • Urgency and importance
  • Application

Managing Monkeys

  • Definition
  • Scenarios

Jungle Fire Experiential Activity

  • Information
  • Goal setting
  • Planning
  • Activity vs. productivity

Managing Up

  • We teach people how to treat us
  • Definition and value
  • B.O.S.S.

Build Rapport

  • Persuasion and communication
  • Who’s the Boss assessment

Offer Solutions

  • PCAN

Share Effectively

  • Information, input or decision

Stay Aligned

  • Dealing with feedback

Organizational Communication

  • Your role – The mud level
  • Whisper Down the Lane activity
  • Buttermilk activity
  • Three challenges

Workshop Close