How Boundaries Can Make You a Better Manager
Having a solid understanding of boundaries is one of the most important lessons in leadership, management and personal effectiveness. Psychological boundaries are often elusive and misunderstood concepts in people’s personal and professional lives.
What are Boundaries?
- Boundaries help distinguish who we are, what we stand for, and how we interact with others. This improves our personal and professional effectiveness, and increases our capacity for leadership.
- Boundaries define where we end and others begin by providing containment and definition of emotional states, which helps us to communicate more effectively with others. Boundaries clarify areas where we are responsible from areas outside of our responsibility.
Manage Up, Manage Out, Manage Powerfully with Boundaries
is a half-day session designed to help you understand how to use boundaries effectively in a personal and professional setting.
Without a firm understanding of boundaries and enmeshment scenarios, mangers often find themselves drawn into issues, conflicts, and manipulations of others without realising it. These occurrences are known as “enactments” that involve energy loss and losses of power due to the “concealed motivations” of others with whom managers are interacting. These concealed motivations often involve payoffs, snares, and ulterior motives that translate into manipulative behaviours that are acted out as “games” that can leave the manager feeling powerless and less effective. Managers must learn how to deal with these behaviours in an effective and yet empathic way using boundaries and the principle of containment to be able to manage powerfully.
What are Boundaries?
- The challenge of Boundaries
- Identifying weak boundaries and manager “overresponsibility”
- Identifying Barriers that contribute to manager “underresponsibility”
- Learning about “Flexible boundaries”
- Experience the Personal/Professional Satisfaction Curve
- Being on time and consistent as boundary setting tactics
- Be able to say “no” without feeling guilty afterwards
- Learning to be direct and assertive without aggression
- Review personal ethics that are supported by boundaries
- Practice the 5 Rules of Effective Boundaries
- Learning about boundaries will improve how you communicate with your team, and help you cultivate greater enthusiasm and increased morale with greater empathy.
- You will learn how to be assertive in defence of your boundaries, which will allow you to resolve conflicts faster and have difficult conversations with greater ease.
- You will enjoy being more flexible with staff and personal friendships at work without compromising your professional boundaries.
Excellence in Resilience Approach
The Training is delivered in a relaxed and flexible manner with plenty of opportunity to pose questions and undertake discussion. Practical exercises will be used to illustrate the importance of changing the brain as a method for making better decisions, and taking responsibility for one’s actions.
All delegates receive a comprehensive workbook with additional exercises.