Leadership Management Programs


  • Leadership Dexterity: The Art and Science of Leadership

Is Leadership an Art or is it a Science? Business school professors will say it is a science, seasoned leaders will argue it is an art. No matter which side of the argument you are on – most people will concede it is a little of both. Mike Hourigan’s program looks at some the issues in between: what gets people promoted and what employees want. Mike Hourigan discusses some of the gray areas of management such as how to motivate people without spending money, the difference between coaching and managing, and how to praise someone to get repeated behavior and not feel like a wimp. He will also address how to stop people from plopping at your desk, how to understand the 3d’s of employee perception, and how to get people to do the job because they want to do it. You will leave with management tools you can implement immediately.

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Audience versions: leadership, management, HR, sales management
Format: keynote, breakout, full day


  • Teamwork Is More Than Just Hats & T-Shirts: How to Inspire Commitment, Teamwork, and Cooperation

Simply giving out team hats and shirts does not make a team gel – but having the right management and communication skills do. All too often people think throwing a bunch of people together and calling them a team will get better results. Usually what happens is the dedicated, hard workers end up doing more work and the slackers get to do less. Mike Hourigan’s program will look at the real issues of developing a winning team. Issues addressed include: what to do with people who do not want to be team players; finding individual strengths and maximizing them for best results; understanding why it seems impossible to get along with certain people and how to communicate with them; how to deal with the “know it all, back stabbers”; and dealing with another time waster – meetings. You will learn problem-solving methods to optimize team effectiveness and get the tools you need to achieve superior results with your teams.

Please click to view the outline for: Teamwork – Team Building Program

Audience versions: leadership, management, HR, sales management, sales, general audience
Format: keynote, breakout, full day


  • Recruiting, Interviewing and Keeping Great People Today

Everyone has done it and most people don’t like to admit it: made a bad hiring decision. The consequences of a bad hiring decision can range from hysterical to legal. When it comes to recruiting and interviewing, most people are a little skittish. When it comes to employee retention, most people are a little baffled. Mike Hourigan’s colorful and astute perspectives will help you decide whom to hire, how and where to find them, how to screen them, and how to keep them once you’ve got them. Participants will understand the importance of asking the right interview questions and how to develop these questions; learn how to improve the quality of interview candidates through more innovative recruiting and learn motivational techniques to allow them to keep good employees.

Please click to see the outline for: Recruiting, Interviewing

Audience versions: leadership, management, HR, sales management, sales,
Format: keynote, breakout, full day

Presentation Skills and Leadership Training expert Mike Hourigan offers Leadership Training Programs