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Learn how to effectively manage experienced leaders by approaching them with the proper balance of authority and autonomy. Leadership expert Sara Canaday provides a guide to help you understand their mindset, set your expectations, and provide the appropriate support in order to reinforce positive behaviors, break bad habits, and learn from their wisdom. Because they are experienced, the goal is to create a partnership atmosphere that shows respect for their previous achievements.
Skill Level Intermediate
- Managing experienced leaders presents a set of challenges unlike any other. Think about the potential scenarios here. These leaders might have more years of management experience than you do or have more product knowledge than you. Maybe they've been managing so long that they're stuck in their ways, or they're hopelessly bored or burned out. Tough issues for sure, but with the right strategies, you can help to reinvigorate them, teach them new approaches, break bad habits, and inspire them to build more successful teams.
I'm Sara Canaday. I want to welcome you to this course. I'm a leadership expert, keynote speaker, and author. Through my work as a corporate executive and now an executive coach, I've helped hundreds of professionals learn the skills and nuances required to manage experienced leaders with outstanding results. During our time together, you'll learn more about the common challenges faced by experienced leaders, and you'll discover how to more effectively communicate with and coach them. Experienced leaders are essential for an organization's continued success, so learning to respect, reward, and retain them is a critical task.
Thank you for choosing to explore this important topic. If you learn and apply the principles in this course, I'm confident you will see the impact throughout the leadership in your organization. Let's begin.