This course shows managers how to establish credibility, confidence and authority, whether they are new supervisors or want to improve. The first section looks at the role of a new supervisor. Learn how to set expectations up front, prevent subordinates from undermining you, polish your reputation to upper management and set policies that provide the results you want. This self-paced course requires no textbook or instructor.
You don't have to be Darth Vader to establish your authority as a manager. Let us show you the right way.
Think of your credibility as a sort of bank account. We will show you how to make deposits, borrow against it, and avoid making withdrawals. Regardless of what your management background is, this course will help you succeed in the rapidly changing world in which we find ourselves today.
Approximate study time: 18 hours
This course will show you how to:
Set expectations up front
Prevent subordinates from undermining you,
deliberately or otherwise
Polish your reputation to your upline management, without resorting to the typical bad policies new managers so often make.
Set policies that provide the results you want.
Identify what is important to address and what you need to avoid devoting attention to.
Engender loyalty, rather than resentment, from subordinates
Take advantage of the "new manager honeymoon period," and understand why you don't need to "prove yourself" during this time. You'll know how to use
it properly, instead.
Identify and use the resources that will make you appear far smarter and far more capable than you really are--and
have the results to back that up.
Ten reasons to buy this course and know this material:
10. Most managers lack authentic credibility and rely on their position to make up the difference--you want respect and credibility.
9. Employees who don't respect you or find you credible as a manager
will undermine you.
8. Having this knowledge allows you to focus what you really want to
do--and have the backing of your team to do it.
7. This course is a lot quicker than sitting through a semester of
6. This course focuses on what you really need to know, in a way you
5. A lack of credibility can create a career snag you will never
recover from. Managerial credibility enriches your life and advances your
4. This knowledge helps you make the right decisions.
3. Doing things in the way that's right for you saves time and
2. By taking this course, you gain insight into specifics of being a
more effective manager.
and the number one reason to buy this course and learn
1. You owe it to yourself to know this
information. Why limit yourself to a continuous cycle of screw-up and recovery,
when this knowledge can put you in charge?
This looks really interesting but I can't figure out what you are sending or how you are sending it.
These are downloadable files. In other words, you get download instructions as soon as the buying part is done and you get the files right away.
What is it that I'm going to get and how? Is it a file that I’ll download? Is it mailed?
As soon as your purchase is complete, you will receive download instructions both on screen and via e-mail. You download self-extracting zip file that contains the course material. Depending on the course, the individual files will be in the rich text format or in the e-book format. Most materials are in the easier-to-handle rich text format.
Are we talking about a lot of pages for me to read?
Here's something that pleasantly surprises most people about these.
If you look at a typical $99 professional book, most of it is filler. These courses don't have the filler. Ditto for $995 seminars covering the same information. Our courses get right to the meat, saving you the effort of wading through pages of nonsense. We don't mass up the high overhead of generating the filler, and we pass the savings on to our customers.
Do your courses on project management prepare me for the various certification routes of the Project Management Institute?
No. The material does not focus on exam preparation. It focuses on improving your real-world skills. However, what you learn will not impede certification.
Are you one of the approved (by PMI) course providers?
No. We are not affiliated with the Project Management Institute, although we may consider going that direction. Our goal is not to make you spend a lot
of money learning how to answer test questions. Our goal is to teach you how to do your job better.
How long does each of your courses take?
It depends on the student. These courses are essentially white papers with exercises to help you relate the information to what you are doing now. You can read the material in each course in under an hour. But, how long it takes to digest it and apply it is up to you.
Do I have to buy books in addition to your course material? Will those books have to be bought from you?
To both questions, no. You don't have to buy anything else. Each course stands on its own.
What if your course material is not clear? Are your course writers available for clarification? Since it is not possible to read all material at one shot, and collect all questions at the same time, will the course writers be available as needed or on a one time basis?
a. It will be clear.
c. Your success is important. If you have a question that is germane to the material, and not a probe for free consulting services, we will help you understand the material. We have kept the prices low, because not everyone can afford $995 for a two-day seminar that amounts to little more than a book promo. This is not a book promo.
What if I have other questions?
We'll answer to whatever extent is reasonable. It may be possible that you will ask questions that require developing a new course--some aspect of successful project management we didn't cover and that is not part of the normal project management training regimen. In that case, you would get the new course for free.
Do you have other courses?
Yes, and we are developing more. You can always write to us with specific needs, and we will adjust our product development accordingly. Also, it's a good idea to check Mindconnection on a regular basis, just to see what is new.
Who writes these courses?
That depends on the subject. For example, Dr. Jay Prince wrote the behavior courses based on his experience as a licensed therapist.
All of the courses are well-researched and devoid of pseudoscience. Most are written by a subject matter expert. All are reviewed by a professional editor for clarity and succinctness.
Do your courses qualify for employer reimbursement?
Possibly not, because they are not accredited. Then again, our cost is very low. So, you must ask yourself if that small amount is worth investing into the skills you need to keep yourself employed and employable.
The goal here is not to pile up paper credits. The goal is to get the information you would ordinarily get only from a lifetime of working in project management--if even then. We save you "classroom time" in the "school of hard knocks." You will recover your investment (and then some), simply because you will be that much better at what you do.
How much time can I reasonably expect to save, once I use the principles in your time management course?
That depends on how you presently approach your work. The typical student can expect to increase productivity by 50%. If you look at the way most people do their work, and then work your way through the course, you'll see why this is so. The author of that course works three full-time jobs and is Chair for one non-profit and acting Chair for another. Yet, he manages to excel in all of these roles while still maintaining outstanding health and enjoyment of life.
As a manager, your credibility—vertically and horizontally—is your greatest asset. Confidence is, perhaps, a close second. Those two attributes give you real authority, as opposed to the “tin badge” kind of authority provided by your position. Yet, managers routinely undermine their credibility—often because they lack the confidence to take the actions that build and maintain credibility.
Think of your credibility as a sort of bank account. We will show you how to make deposits, borrow against it, and avoid making withdrawals.
In the first section of this course, we’ll look at the role of the new supervisor. If you are already a manager, a review of the first section's information will be helpful—even if you have already established your credibility. It’s easy to forget the lessons of youth and work against the credibility you worked hard to establish.
If you are not yet a manager, all of this course's information will be critical as you move upward in your career.
I recently got promoted from hourly to management, and my boss suggested I buy this. I thought it was going to be just a rundown on talking points but it's much more. I think it's really going to help me succeed. We had 2 rounds of layoffs in 2009, and I think the company is always looking for some excuse to can people. Now I won't be giving them some excuses I otherwise would have.