Laying the Groundwork for Early and Enduring Success

Whether you are charged with taking over a high performing team, an underperforming team or simply coming to terms with your first management responsibilities, the challenges of a new assignment are great. The first 100 days will set the tone, establish your relationships and lay the groundwork for your subsequent success and on-going opportunities.

These days are absolutely critical and this workshop is designed specifically to give you a structured framework to guide you through this period. You will come away with practical tools and techniques for tailoring a transition plan to your unique needs. This program is not just about managing the risks — it is also about accelerating your effectiveness. It is designed specifically to fast track success for those with new responsibilities.

This workshop is offered within organizations for groups of 5 people or more.

Program Topics


Introduction—The First 100 Days

  • A watershed opportunity
  • Principles for transition
  • A guiding framework

Diagnosing the Situation

  • Past – present – future
  • The people, the power and the politics
  • Aligning strategy and the situation
  • Negotiating resources and developing coalitions
  • Strategy, structure and skills

Creating Your Future

  • Facing fears/concerns
  • Developing a vision for your leadership
  • Moving from the past
  • Assessing vulnerabilities/strengths
  • Overcoming the naysayers
  • Identifying learning priorities
  • Managing the boss
  • Developing your leadership confidence

Building Momentum and Early Wins

  • Clarifying expectations/priorities/deliverables
  • Avoiding common traps
  • Building credibility and followership
  • A sampler in transformational leadership
  • Creating early wins
  • Self-discipline and success

Consolidating Your Transition Planning and Personal Coaching Clinic

At the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Overcome the risks associated with new management responsibilities
  • Spend your time on what really matters by identifying key priorities and deliverables
  • Manage your own strengths/weaknesses to maximum advantage
  • Diagnose the new opportunity and develop a strategy for operational success
  • Build a successful team
  • Work more effectively with your manager
  • Function with more confidence in your new responsibilities
  • Build your coalition of supporters
  • Execute a tailored Transition Plan which you will have developed during the program

Who Should Attend?

New managers or experienced managers who have taken on new responsibilities and want to avoid pitfalls and maximize the potential of their assignment.

For more information on this workshop, please contact:
Sophie Gouédard
Tel: 613-234-2020, ext. 21

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