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Talent Magnetism

Your company is only as good as the talent you keep. Learn the new rules for attracting top talent and getting them to stick around. Excerpt

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Suddenly in Charge

Learn how to save your company millions by improving the quality of your hires, while improving productivity. Slash costly employee turnover.

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Roberta's Recent Publications

Suddenly in Charge

Honored by the Washington Post as a Top 5 Business Book for Leaders.

Learn how to manage up, down, and succeed all around... Excerpt

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Suddenly in Charge

Workshops for Newly Minted and Existing Managers

We customize all workshops to ensure that participants leave our sessions with the skills and tools needed to immediately support the vision and goals of your organization. This customized approach allows us to tailor the length of programs to meet your specific needs. If you’d like us to go in more depth on a particular topic, let us know and we can discuss customizing a full-day session from any of our half-day programs. 

For additional workshop options, simply browse over to the half-day workshops section or the full-day workshops section of our website.

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Managing Up in a Top-Down World

Let's get one thing straight. Managing Up is not about brown-nosing or becoming the bosses' favorite. It's about learning how to work within the confines of an organization to get what you need, while helping your boss and the organization meet their objectives. It's about effectively using influence, and acting with integrity and purpose.

Course Overview

Throughout this highly interactive session, participants will learn and practice ways to effectively manage relationships with those above them in order to increase effectiveness and productivity.

Who Should Attend

Managers, supervisors, team leaders, rising stars, and individuals who want to learn effective techniques for managing relationships with their bosses and key decision-makers in the organization.

Participants Will Learn

  • How to effectively manage the four most common types of leaders
  • Three common mistakes people make in the game of office politics and how to avoid them
  • How to use effective influencing skills to get what you need
  • Ways to manage difficult bosses
  • How to gain visibility from the bottom to the top

Inspirational Leadership: How to Manage Down Without Tripping Up

In this fast-paced world, you can't afford to tiptoe through management while others run circles around you. You have a small window to hit the ground running.

Course Overview

In this workshop, leaders will explore and discuss the top three skills needed to create winning teams. We'll discuss ways to eliminate obstacles that frequently sidetrack executives and managers. You'll return to your workplace with techniques you can use to immediately boost productivity and profitability.

Who Should Attend

Executives, business owners, managers, front-line supervisors, and team leaders who are looking to build champion teams.

Participants Will Learn

  • The role of a leader (it's not what you think!)
  • How to dramatically reduce the amount of time it takes to become a credible boss using the Bank of Trust model
  • How to assemble winning teams by Selecting for Success
  • Confrontation without conflict
  • How to address performance situations before they become performance issues
  • How to avoid potholes that typically trip leaders up

Praise for Suddenly in Charge

"Whether you read this book from front to back or back to front, whether you are the new boss or the new subordinate, you'll be better at what you do, and you'll feel elevated as a result - no matter what's on your business card."

Alan Weiss, PhD
Author, Million Dollar Consulting and Thrive!
President, Summit Consulting Group, Inc.

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"Not only a practical and effective management training, but a comprehensive corporate survival guide. Don’t face the jungles of corporate management without this book close at hand."

Andrew Ashley, Vice President BA Manager,
Bank of America

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"Where was this book when I started managing people? Whether it is talent selection, leadership communication, performance problems or helping your boss prosper, Suddenly in Charge is the quintessential guidebook for succeeding..."

Joseph Michelli, PhD, bestselling author of The Starbucks Experience, The New Gold Standard, and When Fish Fly

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"When I made the leap into a senior leadership position at a small software company and was suddenly in charge®, Roberta’s guidance and insight was instrumental in helping me identify the key strategies and approaches..."

Rose Eastman, Senior Director, Technical Program Management, former VP of Operations,
Enterprise Knowledge Systems

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"Suddenly in Charge is a must-read playbook for the new manager…. Delivered in a unique and creative way, Roberta Matuson equips the new manager with practical tools and examples that set their course for success in all directions."

Barbara Callan-Bogia, Vice President, Organization Development & North American Retail Human Resources,
Office DEPOT

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"Being thrown into a new manager's role can be a lot like an ice water bath—shocking and exhilarating all at the same time! Roberta Matuson takes what can be a daunting experience and creates a step-by-step guide for new managers...

Jay B. Hargis, Director of Learning and Development, Tufts Medical Center and adjunct professor of Human Resources at Suffolk University

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"Our industry requires us to be up to speed—management wise—at all times. With Roberta Matuson, I never have to worry about this. I would highly recommend this book to any business owner."

Peter Rinnig, owner,
QRST's

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When both time and money are scarce, Suddenly in Charge is a must-have for all new supervisors or managers. Matuson’s experience working in the trenches is evident and the book is written in a straightforward, understandable, and authentic manner...

Patricia Hunt Sinacole, CEO and Founder,
First Beacon Group LLC

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"I was incredibly fortunate to find Roberta for a mentor right out of college. She completely prepared me to step in and be ‘suddenly in charge®’ in subsequent positions."

Megan Caradonna, Customer Service and Production Manager,
Little Sib, LLC

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"Roberta Matuson’s Suddenly in Charge offers compelling lessons for both employees and their bosses…. Comprehensive in sweep and replete with suggestions, this informative read is relevant for all levels."

David Boyd, professor, Management and Organizational Development Group,
College of Business Administration, Northeastern University

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"Have you just parachuted in for a hard landing in management? Dust yourself off and read Roberta Matuson’s spot-on primer for new managers. Matuson offers nuanced advice on how to succeed on all fronts, from day one."

John Rossheim, Senior Contributing Writer,
Monster

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"When it comes to management of people, Roberta sees through all the noise to the heart of the matter."

Mark Spitzer, Former President,
Photonic Glass Corporation

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"Roberta Chinsky Matuson has leveraged years of experience and her significant insights into generational differences to develop a primer for managers of all ages and levels in an organization. Her direct, no-nonsense writing style results in many useful take-aways...

Jerel Golub, President, COO,
Price Chopper Supermarkets/Golub Corporation

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"The advice I have received from Roberta over the years regarding leadership matters has been invaluable. It will be great to now have a resource like Suddenly in Charge to access whenever I need it."

Russell Whitaker, Senior Vice President,
Broadcast Pix

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"Our industry requires us to be up to speed—management wise—at all times. With Roberta Matuson, I never have to worry about this. I would highly recommend this book to any business owner."

Peter Rinnig, owner,
QRST's

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"Roberta’s knowledge and expertise in HR is amazing! Her advice in dealing with junior- and senior-level managers and executives is truly exceptional! She is a wonderful person who has been an extraordinary mentor."

Pam Hoey, HR Director,
Sentient Jet

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Management Roundtables

A program for organizations committed to boosting front-line performance of newly minted managers.

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Workshops for Newly Minted and Existing Managers

Programs to optimize the effectiveness and productivity of new leaders.

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