Being a Better Manager: Modern Management Skill for Today's Business World

Bruce Eckfeldt

Gallup estimates that 70% of a company's engagement score is dependant on the quality of its management. As the adage goes, people don’t quit bad companies, they quit bad managers.

Ironically, most companies end up promoting their best performers to be managers without any training or assessment of their management skills.

In this program, learn about the core management skills needed in today’s world of high-growth, high-tech companies. Everything from self-managed teams, Lean/Agile project estimating and planning, how to get effective feedback, and coaching direct reports.

Key takeaways from the program:
- The challenges of being an effective manager in today’s high-growth, high-tech businesses.
- The core management skills needed to be successful in today's business world
- How to make the transition from key individual contributor to first-time manager

What You Get

The magic is in the details. Unless stated otherwise above, your videocast will:
* Last up to one hour
* Allow for up to 200 connections into the Cast (a connection is a login from a unique location)
* Include the two-way video experience (including interactive HD streaming video and audio) and dedicated support

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Bruce Eckfeldt is a consultant, coach, author, and speaker on organizational development and performance management. Originally an architect, he was a pioneer in the use of computer-aided design and 3D modeling. He transitioned to software design and development converting his spatial problem-solving skills to informational architecture and user experience design.

Seeing the need for a more fast-paced and innovative approach to technology development, Bruce was an early adopter of Extreme Programming (an early Agile/Lean software methodology). He advanced the field as an early contributor to the Agile Conference and as the founder of Cyrus Innovation in 2003, one of the first Agile/Lean development consulting firms.

After more than a decade of developing products and coaching companies adopting Agile/Lean practices, such as Extreme Programming, Scrum, Kanban, and other Lean methodologies, Bruce sold Cyrus in 2014 to focus on broader organizational development initiatives.

Today, Bruce works with startups and high-growth companies to develop business and operational strategy, talent planning, and performance coaching. His expertise includes growing leadership teams, planning and developing middle management, accelerating high-performance individuals, and coaching teams to higher performance.

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