I am so grateful for the opportunity to participate in the Leadership series. I was struggling with a multitude of management issues and sometimes trying my hardest to deal with things just made things more muddied. What I have learned is that all managers and supervisors deal with similar issues. My group comes from a variety of occupations, but we have been sharing very similar concerns. But we also share a desire to excel and provide a positive and productive workplace for employees. The Leadership series has really turned things in a new direction for me. Beth has worked with me on how to recognize drama in the workplace and how not to feed into it. Each of us in the group knows what we want to achieve but we struggle to always identify how best to go about it. I actually think I get my best feedback by listening to other participants stories or issues in the Hot Seat sessions, and hearing how they did or didn’t deal with an issue. We have learned to be authentic about our abilities and experience and how to work with employees to manage situations. I feel that is has taken each of us in the group time to be able to recognize our issues, but we now understand the support network we have available to us in the Leadership course and have really begun to utilize it.
Thanks again to you and Natalie for all that you have done for me. This has really been a life-changing course and a lot of fun!