Fireside Chats on Zoom 

29th of January 2020  |  5pm PST

Jeff Colvin - Managing your Boss 

As a fundamental approach to success, Jeff suggests that every employee should learn how to "manage their boss".  The boss may be the direct supervisor, a key stakeholder, a senior manager or even a colleague or subordinate that isn't supporting the team. It starts with a collaborative mind set to determine what the drivers are for the other person as well as for yourself.  The approach often comes down to truly understanding the other person ("the boss") and determining what their motivators are and how to connect with them.  Too often we do not take the extra time and effort to find an elegant solution to conflict or achieving a win/win outcome.  Simply starting with a positive end point in mind and seeking to understand the context and challenges from all angles will serve to enhance the results of our efforts  In the end it doesn't really matter who is the boss, it matters that you and they have both achieved the desired outcome.

Jeff Colvin has been in the consulting and education field for over 25 years.   He has provided consulting services to companies ranging from Silicon Valley start ups to Apple and Hewlett Packard and helped them to achieve strategic success.  Jeff has also provided education and workshops in topics including team performance, leadership, and innovation.  Much of this activity has been sponsored by Stanford University and positively received by a wide diversity of clients in over 20 countries.  He is currently delivering customized workshops and consulting to clients through his company D3Strategy whose mission is to assure strategic success for the individual the team and the organization.

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