I work with managers and supervisors that have not been taught how to do either. This causes a loss of respect, a decrease in morale and loss of productivity.
Blue Collar University ® was created to help blue collar managers and supervisors that are promoted from labor. I know their pains. I was one of them and I discovered what it takes to be a better supervisor and manager through years of trying, failing, learning and succeeding.
The question is, “Do your people have years to get this right? Or could they use a little help?”
When managers are not effective they have a credibility issue with their peers, employees and customers which is ultimately reflected in the bottom line.
Training can help them keep and gain credibility and earn them the respect they really want, This will equate to more productive employees and loyal clients.
Masters from School of Hard Knocks – 1958 to present
OHST – Occupational Health and Safety Technologist
CHST – Construction Health and Safety Technician
How are you preparing your new supervisor or manager for success?
When we promote people from the workforce into supervision or management we are quite literally going to re-wire their brains. It’s the equivalent of telling them Friday afternoon that they have to show up Monday morning as a competitive salsa dancer.
Promoting managers from the work force is a gamble with a unique set of challenges. You want to promote them because they know the technical aspect of their work, they understand the clients’ needs and the crews’ attitudes. In short, you want to keep this knowledge around. They are people that have invaluable on the job training and insights. They are your human capital.
In order to help you prepare them for success, here is a brief list of topics for workshops.
Managing a Managers Expectations – a workshop to create an agreement between you and your manager(s) Work Bends the Curve – 90 Day Strategy For Success
Understanding Motivation (Why people do things) and Behavior (How people do things) and how that affects your team Meetings – Are they productive or a waste of time?
Creating Habits and Routines – Why and How…
Are You A Leader, Supervisor, Manager or all of them? – What Does That Mean to YOU?
Contact us to discuss your needs.
“I was a pipe fitter before being promoted to manager and had never been in the office environment before. I struggled, I was written up and I almost lost my job. Then I talked to Bart and told him how I wasn’t getting the help I needed. It was ‘fix it yourself or you’re outta here.’ Bart listened and gave me ideas that I could implement into my day and my department. That turned everything around. Now things are running smooth and efficient, my guys respect me, my boss is off my butt and I’m getting “atta boys” from higher levels of management.” Michael P. Ex-pipefitter
“Bart understands that great leadership is needed at all levels and in all industries. Bart can keep you managing and not mangaling your employees and team members.” David Porter, , President, BullsEye Leadership
Bart is skilled at creating group interaction and making sure that everyone in the group accomplishes something tangible. Pat Reagan – Reagan Management Services, Inc.
I am impressed by (Bart’s) ability to work with audiences on their level. His use of humor and stories leaves concrete ideas in the participants mind. People come away from his talks having more than listened – they’ve learn. Duane James – Author of “And The Band Stopped Playing”
For his book – “Managing or Mangling?”
“Frustrated? Don’t understand blue collar employees? Maybe the problem is with you…not them? In this short, no-holds-barred book Bart Gragg, a former oil field inhabitant turned consultant will give you insights and management techniques to use that you would never consider in a 100 years. This is not your father’s field manual on management and leadership. Read with caution! Then follow his advice!” Jim Horan, author of “The One Page Business Plan®”
“An enjoyable read with a straightforward style, very applicable to real life work situations. I enjoyed the myriad of examples and stories used to illustrate the points. Though the message may be centered around blue collar managers and those that manage them, it is applicable to all types of managers.” – Sherry McVicar – President, McVicar and Associates, Human Resource Consultants