Struggling with Senior Leader Buy-in? Cue the Manager Makeover

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Gary Magenta, Chief Change Architect, Root

Your managers are overwhelmed with the daily realities of the job—and they’re looking for you to fix it. They need to be skilled in what it takes to manage work, but also inspire people. You want to help, but there’s one big problem: How will you get your senior leaders on board? The Manager Makeover series is back! This time, we’re taking on senior leaders. Join us for a fresh perspective on how to position the strategic value of manager development to win over even the biggest skeptics. You’ll learn:

  • why securing buy-in is so difficult
  • what matters most to achieve buy-in
  • how you can connect the role of manager to the results of the business.


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Gary  Magenta
Gary Magenta

Chief Change Architect, Root

Gary Magenta is passionate about helping leaders and organizations transform their business, changing how they engage their people and deliver exceptional results. Gary is the chief change architect of Root, a consulting company that helps organizations execute their strategy through people. During his 16 years at Root, Gary has partnered with CEOs and executive teams at Fortune 500 and Global 2000 organizations throughout North America and Europe to bring a holistic view of their businesses, their people, and the customers they serve. Whatever the challenge, Gary brings more than 30 years of business experience to every project, supported by a realistic outlook, a durable “street sense” for creating results, and a sense of humor that puts things into perspective. Gary is the author of 720 Haircuts: Creating Customer Loyalty That Lasts a Lifetime and The Un-Bossy Boss. He is a frequent speaker at client events, industry conferences, and business strategy and human resources seminars. He has been recognized with a Stevie American Business Award for Executive of the Year.