Presentation on theme: "Managers as Ostriches. Presented by Team Flower Lynn Bucher Curt Orlob Blake York Connie Mackland."— Presentation transcript:
Managers as Ostriches
Presented by Team Flower Lynn Bucher Curt Orlob Blake York Connie Mackland
How do you recognize an Ostrich Manager? Uncooperative Indecisive Unavailable
Why is an Manager an Ostrich? Are you: Afraid of Failure? A Poor Communicator? Afraid of Conflict? Afraid of Change?
The road to success is paved with failure! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DufP4yQO7rk&feature =related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DufP4yQO7rk&feature =related Thomas Edison said: I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward. Many of life's failure are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Communication Styles Closed Open Blind Hidden
Communication Style - Hidden
Overcoming the Fear of Conflict Stop walking on egg shells Guide for the Ostrichs first step to pulling its head out of the sand Stop, look, listen. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNC458Xi G30 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNC458Xi G30
Overcoming the fear of change Fear is a natural reaction to change – let go! Focus on the end results - transformation Change is a process that takes time Tips for dealing with Change Ask the five questions when stuck http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU3b TkqHoXc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU3b TkqHoXc
Conclusions It can be easy to be an ostrich manager Identify what might make you an ostrich It takes self awareness & commitment to overcome becoming an ostrich !