The Millennium Group
International, LLC
46169 Westlake Drive
Suite 240
Sterling, VA 20165
ph: 703-260-6716
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The Millennium Group International, LLC
46169 Westlake Drive
Suite 240
Sterling, VA 20165
ph: 703-260-6716

Why a program about managing managers? What is it that’s difficult?
  1. Balancing daily tasks with long-term strategic thinking. If you have managers reporting
    to you, lots of their “stuff” ends up being “fires” for you to put out.
  2. Your direct reports may manage a wide variety of functions, and it’s difficult for you to
    create a sense of unity and cohesiveness for your entire group.
  3. If you’re typical of most mid-level managers (and of most people!), you would just as
    soon ignore sticky situations such as dealing with difficult people. In fact, you may
    even back away.

Managing managers takes courage, and we’re going to give you a two-pronged approach —
focusing on developing your business strategy and leadership strategy skills

Participants learn to:
  • Inspire a shared vision.
  • Adjust your leadership style to meet your managers’ needs.
  • Use delegation to empower your managers.
  • Create action steps to develop your managers.


Chapter 1: Your Role As Liaison

  • Introduction
  • What are your guiding principles as a manager?
  • The fear factor        
  • Translating the organizational vision into functional strategies
  • Balancing daily tasks with long-term strategies
  • Extracting goals from your mission statement
  • Achieving goals through individual execution
  • Developing meaningful performance measurements
  • Stick to these guiding principles:
  • What to measure
  • Task management worksheet
  • Evaluate your strategic skills
  • Strategic thinking skills
  • SWOT analysis
  • Risk analysis
  • Developing strategic relationships

Chapter 2: Sharpening Your Communications Skills

  • Job description: Translator
  • Shifting between big-picture and daily-task focus:
  • Job description: Information pipeline
  • Sharing feedback up and down the organizational ladder
  • Job description: Storytelling
  • Using storytelling to inspire and share information
  • Job description: Listener
  • Two basic listening modes
  • Levels of reflection
  • How to do it
  • Listening self-assessment
  • Specific words and phrases
  • For a difficult or confrontational conversation

Chapter 3: Increasing Your Management Effectiveness

  • Understanding what motivates your managers
  • Definition of empowerment
  • Building ownership
  • Removing obstacles and demotivators
  • Creating a sense of unity and purpose among different units
  • Choosing the most appropriate leadership style
  • The dreaded micromanager
  • Avoiding micromanaging while maintaining practice controls

Chapter 4: Developing Your Managers

  • Your hidden responsibility
  • Using delegation as a tool for growth
  • Traps to avoid:
  • How to delegate work “only you can do:”
  • Before you delegate, answer these questions:
  • Recognizing “emotional contracts”
  • Giving direction without giving answers
  • Coaching managers
  • Defensiveness assessment
  • Coaching the “uncoachable”
  • What are some good goals?
  • Tips for managing a diverse workforce
  • Different types of diversity
  • How diversity affects decision making and conflict

Action plan

more programs available on:
Motivating and Delegating
Effective Communications
Behavioral Interviewing
Coaching and Counseling
Building Productive Teams
Political Savvy
Performance Management
many more....
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About TMG
Since 1998, The Millennium Group International, LLC (TMG) has partnered with clients to build
organizational capacity through a balance of quality services at competitive rates.  TMG provides
clients with
Professional Training Development solutions to build leadership skills in order to
achieve organizational goals.  TMG delivers a variety of training programs from half-day workshops
to blended learning experiences utilizing top subject matter experts.  All programs can be
customized to reflect the client‘s unique work culture and business.  For instance, we can include
specific industry case studies or add client organization‘s specific forms and processes into the
training. Our objective for every engagement is to maximize the application of learning to the job,
which leads to increased productivity and performance effectiveness.

TMG Offers Complete Leadership Training Programs

Foundational and skill-building leadership training helps managers at every level understand the
role of an effective leader in your organization.  Participants assess their own natural leadership
style and identify areas for development and improvement.

Leaders will learn how to make decisions involving team members to a lesser or greater degree,
depending on the circumstances of each situation.  Learning focuses on the following

  • Developing self
  • Developing others
  • Improving work processes
  • Leading organizational change

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