Managing Underperformers in the Workplace

Prepare for and conduct difficult conversations. Learn a variety of possible reactions of underperformers, and how to respond to them effectively.

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Managing underperformers at work course

Course Overview

Managers Underperformers in the Workplace is an online course designed to help managers address and resolve performance issues. The course provides a systematic approach to managing underperformance and equips managers with the communication, problem-solving, and decision-making skills required for successful outcomes. You will learn how to set expectations, give feedback, and take appropriate corrective action. In addition, you will become familiar with communication techniques that can help build a productive relationship with underperforming employees.

If you’ve been avoiding difficult conversations with underperforming employees, this course is the perfect place to start. You will gain a deeper understanding of the issues related to underperformance and learn how to craft an effective approach that meets both parties’ needs.

Course Content

  • Before You Begin
  • Welcome FREE PREVIEW
  • Download: Dealing with Under Performers Cheat Sheet
  • Module 1 Introduction FREE PREVIEW
  • The Job of a Leader FREE PREVIEW
  • The Johari Window FREE PREVIEW
  • Blind Spots FREE PREVIEW
  • It’s Not Necessarily Their Fault FREE PREVIEW
  • Is it Nice to Give Underperformance a Pass? FREE PREVIEW
  • Module 1 Quiz
  • Module 2 Introduction
  • The Star Chart
  • Immaturity
  • Prepare for the Reality Conversation
  • Module 2 Quiz
  • Module 3 Introduction
  • 2 Approaches to Difficult Conversations
  • Reading: Nonverbal Communication
  • 5 Steps to a Successful Conversation
  • Module 3 Quiz
  • Module 4 Introduction
  • Cardinal Rules
  • How to Handle Emotions
  • Reading: A Landscape of Feelings
  • Emotional Responses
  • 3 Responses to Watch For
  • Module 4 Quiz
  • Module 5 Introduction
  • Avoiding He Said/She Said
  • Reading: It’s a Process!
  • The ‘Commits’
  • Module 5 Quiz
  • In Conclusion
  • Final Test
  • Download: Dealing with Under Performers Cheat Sheet

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, everything is included within the subscription you select.
PLI subscriptions are non-refundable. If you cancel your subscription, all course access, and additional features, will expire at the end of your billing cycle.
All of the courses are priced in USD.
Yes! These downloadables include cheat sheets, templates and workbooks that you can keep and share with your coworkers, employees or friends.
While the courses are self-study, we encourage students to reach out to us with questions or concerns. Please click the “feedback” tab on the right side of your screen while taking the courses to ask questions or provide feedback.
As the courses are self-study, you have an unlimited amount of time to complete each course.

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Skills you'll learn:

  • Implement the 4 steps needed to prepare for difficult conversations
  • Know the 4 steps needed to conduct difficult conversations
  • Understand a variety of possible reactions and know how to respond to each

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