Pipe Wrench Theory of Power – DVD + Booklet


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Get a Grip on Your Power

As a manager or supervisor, you have been given the task of directing the performance of your team members. The organization that you work for places a substantial expectation on you to motivate your team and ensure that it continuously achieves desired outcomes. This requires that you both plan and implement work activities that will be performed by subordinates. Which, of course, means that you will have to give directions and support to those subordinates.

You are “the boss;” You tell people what to do. You have power. How do you feel about that? Most new supervisors and managers say that that they were uncomfortable in the role of giving directions to subordinates and/or correcting performance deficiencies. This was, they admit, particularly true when the situation was somewhat conflictive.

This DVD and Booklet address the effective use of “just enough” power to get the job done. Learn how to leverage your power to achieve organizational, personal, and client outcomes.

Timothy WilliamsTimothy D. W. Williams, Ph.D., is an arbitrator, educator, and speaker. He has taught courses in conflict management, organizational communications, negotiations, and interpersonal communications at Hamline University, the University of Minnesota, Southern Oregon State College and Portland State University. At Portland State University, he teaches courses in human resource management, labor relations, labor negotiations and contract administration for the Division of Public Administration, Mark O. Hatfield School of Government. Tim received his B.A. from Bethel College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He is a member of the Labor Education Research Association (LERA) and the National Academy of Arbitrators (NAA).


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