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Toolkit Description

This is a free preview (30 minutes) of the Preview of Bud to Boss Toolkit. The description of the full course (600 minutes) is provided below.

Designed for anyone who is new to supervising and managing others, the Bud to Boss Toolkit will provide the foundation needed to take on a new leadership position. New Managers will learn how to communicate with former peers who are now subordinates, as well as develop their skills to coach others, give feedback and handle performance reviews. In addition, they will learn how to conduct difficult conversations, all in a way that is comfortable and productive for everyone.

*You have access to this toolkit for 365 days from the date of purchase.

The courses in this toolkit are approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI) for professional development units (PDU)

This Toolkit includes the following courses:

  • Discussing Your New Leadership Role
  • Understand the Expectations of a New Role
  • Creating the Mindset for Your New Role
  • Control vs. Influence
  • Communicating Positive Expectations
  • Motivation for Change
  • Accelerate the Acceptance of Organization Change
  • Diagnose Resistance to Change
  • Dominant Communication Style
  • Inspiring Communication Style
  • Supportive Communication Style
  • Cautious Communication Style
  • Seven Components of Great Presentations
  • Sources of Feedback
  • Four Types of Feedback
  • Six Step Coaching Model
  • Remove Yourself as a Source of Threat
  • Creating a Conflict Resolution Mindset 
  • Accelerate Goal Achievement
  • Goal Setting at Three Levels


After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • Plan and conduct productive conversations with those you will work with in your new role
  • Create clear expectations with your boss in your changing role
  • Know what you need to do to transition your personal mindset to be effective in your new role
    Determine what you can control and influence to increase your personal and professional effectiveness
  • Know how to have positive expectations of others
  • Understand the factors that influence the desire and motivation to make a change
  • Know how to implement the right actions to accelerate the acceptance and success of any organization change
  • Diagnose resistance to change to effectively lead and champion organization change
  • Know how to communicate and connect with employees who like to move fast and are task oriented
  • Know how to communicate and connect with employees who are high energy and relationship oriented
  • Know how to communicate and connect with employees who care about others and like to evaluate before acting
  • Know how to communicate and connect with employees who are great with the data and like to evaluate before acting
  • Apply the seven key components required to give a great presentation
  • Understand where you can tap into your feedback power and put it to use
  • Use the four types of feedback to create the right balance in your coaching
  • Use the six step coaching model to lead others to higher levels of performance
  • Remove yourself as a source of threat during conflict to develop a mutual resolution plan
  • Create a conflict resolution mindset to increase your ability to facilitate effective conflict management
  • Articulate a compelling reason why a goal matters to accelerate progress towards achieving the goal
  • Know the three types of goals you can set to motivate and inspire your team to achieve higher levels of performance


1. Introduction

1. Toolkit Instructions

2. Your New Role - 90 Minutes

1. Discussing Your New Leadership Role - 30 Minutes
2. Understand the Expectations of a New Role - 30 Minutes
3. Creating the Mindset for Your New Role - 30 Minutes

3. Mindset, Influence and Change - 150 Minutes

1. Control vs. Influence - 30 Minutes
2. Communicating Positive Expectations - 30 Minutes
3. Motivation for Change - 30 Minutes
4. Accelerate the Acceptance of Organization Change - 30 Minutes
5. Diagnose Resistance to Change - 30 Minutes

4. Communication Style - 150 Minutes

1. Dominant Communication Style - 30 Minutes
2. Inspiring Communication Style - 30 Minutes
3. Supportive Communication Style - 30 Minutes
4. Cautious Communication Style - 30 Minutes
5. Seven Components of Great Presentations - 30 Minutes

5. Feedback - 60 Minutes

1. Sources of Feedback - 30 Minutes
2. Four Types of Feedback - 30 Minutes

6. Conflict Resolution - 90 Minutes

1. Six Step Coaching Model - 30 Minutes
2. Remove Yourself as a Source of Threat - 30 Minutes
3. Creating a Conflict Resolution Mindset - 30 Minutes

7. Goals - 60 Minutes

1. Accelerate Goal Achievement - 30 Minutes
2. Goal Setting at Three Levels - 30 Minutes

About the Expert

Guy Harris

Guy Harris

Guy draws on more than 20 years of combined professional and military experience when he consults, coaches or trains in the areas of team and interaction dynamics, communication strategies and tactics, and emotional intelligence. Guy is a Master Trainer and Coach in the DISC Model of Human Behaviors and a Workplace Conflict Resolution expert. In addition, Guy writes the Recovering Engineer Blog and co-authored From Bud to Boss: Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership with Kevin Eikenberry.
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Kevin Eikenberry

Kevin Eikenberry

Kevin is a world renowned leadership expert, best selling author, including From Bud to Boss: Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership, speaker, trainer and coach. As the Chief Potential Officer of The Kevin Eikenberry Group, a leadership and learning consulting company, Kevin has been helping organizations, teams and individuals reach their potential since 1993. Kevin's specialties include leadership, teams and teamwork, organization culture, facilitating change, and organizational learning.
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