Fort Hays State University > About FHSU > Academic Divisions > College of Business and Entrepreneurship > Management Development Center > Manager As Politician
Date: To Be DeterminedLength: 3.5 hoursPlace: FHSU Memorial Union or on-site
Politics is a way of life in every organization. Like it or not, managers must develop political savvy in order to succeed as leaders; every interaction has political undertones that affect a manager’s performance in the workplace.
As politicians, managers are called upon to bring together parties with different (and often competing) agendas, and to demonstrate the experience, capabilities, and qualities necessary to solve problems and make decisions in a timely fashion. As politicians, managers must be keenly aware of the human and organizational aspects of conflict – along with techniques to resolve it – while successfully balancing individual, group, and organization-wide goals and priorities.
During the workshop, you will:
This workshop on managers as politicians s is ideal for anyone currently leading or managing people within the workplace. This is also an excellent workshop for those transitioning into middle-management roles such as team leaders or supervisors.
All participants will receive Dr. Jerry Gilley’s 2006 book, The Manager as Politician, which is packed with practical information and resources for future use. You will also receive a workbook with resources used throughout the session.
Dr. Kyle B. Stone is the Director of the Management Development Center and an Assistant Professor at Fort Hays State University in the College of Business and Entrepreneurship, currently teaching in the Department of Management and Marketing. His research interests include human resource development, lean thinking, organizational development and change management. His industry experience spans twenty years in automotive and utility truck manufacturing and operations management.
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