Management: Four EASY Steps to Higher Income and Prestige!!

Increase your salary, promotions, stature, and happiness by separating yourself from other leaders - the iManage® way!
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  • Lectures 34
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2014 English

Course Description

Let's face it, we're all leaders -- whether at work, with our families or in other relationships. Great leaders, including managers and supervisors, set themselves apart from the others and have an air of prestige about them.

The iManager® course is made up of 30+ sessions of jam-packed, easy to understand materials that you will immediately apply to distinguish yourself from all other leaders and managers and be in TOP demand!

To celebrate that you utilized udemy today to make this wise investment in your management future, iManage® will provide you with nearly $3,000.00 in extras!

  1. Half Price! -- The investment that you made in yourself today in the manager course was at a cost less than one-half that paid by 1000's of others.
  2. 12 Months Email Access! -- You have gained 12 months direct email access to Rick Roberts, founder of iManage®. Share your management questions, struggles, successes via email and Rick will get back to you within one business day - guaranteed! This access is embedded in Rick's leadership consulting packages and valued at $2,499.00.
  3. Two Powerful Programs! -- Want to really set yourself apart as a dynamite manager? You have received FREE of charge two powerful, downloadable programs to implement with those you manage. The proven programs are unique, easy to follow and were personally developed by Rick. Individually, each manager program is sold for $249, occasionally discounted to $199.

What are the requirements?

  • A basic understanding of (or the willingness to learn) the profession of management, supervising or of leading people.
  • Availability of 20 minutes each working day to be used to ensure effective ongoing commitment of course principles.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Vastly improve your income potential and prestige by QUICKLY becoming a top-flight manager -- an iManager® -- who seperates yourself from all managers.
  • Separate yourself from other managers by mastering and implementing the key iManager® competencies.
  • Further pull away from the pack of average managers by implementing the two BONUS iManager® programs that will wow those you manage and your management.
  • Handle all situations and crises with great style, poise and confidence.
  • Dramatically increase your ability to influence by mastering and applying the iManager® techniques.

What is the target audience?

  • Current direct managers (have staff directly reporting to them) who wish to improve their performance quickly and seperate themselves from the pack of other managers.
  • Current indirect managers (have staff indirectly reporting to them via dotted line) who wish to improve their performance quickly and seperate themselves from other leaders.
  • Project managers who wish to increase their effectiveness and output of their team.
  • Teachers who wish to increase their effectiveness.
  • Anyone with an interest in getting into the management field of work.
  • Anyone struggling with interpersonal relationships, particularly at the workplace.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

Lecture 1 discusses the power of the investment that you made in yourself and the importance of being taught by a professional manager.


As the economy continues to dig its way out of the 2007-2011 financial crisis, companies must compete by being as "lean and mean" as possible. Given this, it is difficult to understand why so many under-producing, inefficient managers and leaders exist. In Lecture 2, Rick covers 4 reasons why he feels that poor managers remain in the marketplace. Very insightful!


In Lecture 3, you will hear Rick discuss in detail the definition of an iManager® , for the first of many times throughout the course. It is critical that you clearly understand the two components of an iManager® because everything discussed in the course is designed to positively impact one or both of these facets.

Additionally, the four-part course structure is discussed. The parts are:

1 - The Reasons We Manage (right and wrong)

2 - The Behaviors and Competencies of an iManager®

3 - Two BONUS Programs to Turn Staff in Your Favor!

4 - The iManager® Commitment to On-Going Success

Note: Please download course outline to follow and take notes


Sometimes individuals struggle with managing because they are doing it for the "wrong" reasons. In this lecture, Rick discusses the top "wrong" reasons why people manage and what to do if you happen to fall into one of these camps.


In Lecture 5, Rick covers the "right" reasons why people should desire to manage. If you are managing for one of these reasons, you already have a strong foundation to build off of to become an iManager®!

Section 2: The Behaviors and Competencies of an iManager®

In Lectures 6-14, Rick discusses the traits of poor managers. It is important to not only to understand and avoid these traits, but to also turn them in your favor. Additionally, he will provide you his professional advice of what to do if you happen to work for a manager with one, some or all of these "bad manager" traits.

Please download list of iManager® behaviors/competencies.

Not Trustworthy
Poor Understanding of the Business
Poor Administrator
Lacks a Diverse Team
Loses Composure Easily
Relies Excessively on an Advocate in the Company

Becoming a top-flight iManager® involves much more than just avoiding and turning in our favor the traits of a bad manager. It also involves implementing a set of "iManage® behavior" MUSTS that Rick has identified and utilized over his 20+ years of management experience. In Lectures 16-26, he breaks down each of these competencies and provides strategies for effectively implementing and exhibiting them.

Excellent Listner
Focus on Developing Staff
Provides Timely Feedback
Sincerely Cares about Staff
Operates with High Integrity
Strong Motivator
Advocates for Staff
Provides Equal Fairness to All

In Lectures 16-26, Rick provided an in-depth discussion of the behaviors that you must consistently "nail" to become an iManager®. These are in addition to avoiding and turning around the behaviors of bad managers, discussed in Lectures 7-14.

So, the bottom-line is that an iManager® has many behaviors to master and implement. In Lesson 27, Rick discusses a measured plan to master and implement all of the competencies, to ensure your success!

If you haven't yet, please download the list of behaviors that you must implement successfully.


No one is perfect -- not even an iManager®. However, iManagers® quickly own up to their mistakes and issue powerful apologies that includes the three "R" components. Learn the three R's in Lecture 28 and forever apologize with power!

Section 3: Two BONUS Programs to Turn Staff in Your Favor!

As an iManager®, it is critical to get timely feedback from your staff -- yes from your staff -- regarding how they view your performance (the good, the bad and the ugly). This honest information is absolute GOLD to you, as it provides you timely improvement suggestions and also motivates staff by showing them that you very much value their opinions. However, you must make it easy for staff to provide you the ifeedback, the "gold nuggets" if you will. Bonus Program One (covered in Lectures 29-30) covers all of this -- implement the program and be on the fast track to iManager® success!

Soliciting Feedback on Your Performance - Part 2

iManagers® recognize the value of their staff in many areas, including staff knowledge of how to improve processes in the workplace. Lectures 31-32 cover bonus Program Two, which is designed to get ongoing input from staff on improving their business processes and having them choose the issues that they would like to change and implement a preferred alternative. What a motivator of staff and what a way to improve your business's operational efficiency - absolutely dynamite!!

Staff Input to Improve their Operation - Part 2
Section 4: The iManager® Commitment to Ongoing Success

In Lecture 33, Rick discusses the critical importance of you committing to become and remain an iManager®. Doing so involves much more than taking this course and trying to remember what techniques to use, when and why. You must commit to keep Rick's fresh perspectives and ideas in front of you daily. 10 minutes, Twice a Day -- The iManager® Way!!

Section 5: Wrap Up

Well, you made it -- I am very proud of you!! I am here if you need me and look forward to seeing YOU in the world of successful iManagers®. Good luck -- you can do this!!

Rick's Qualifications
2 questions
Reasons for Bad Managers
2 questions
Definition of an iManager®
3 questions
Reasons Why People Manage
3 questions
Becoming an iManager®
2 questions
Implementing the iManager® behaviors/competencies
2 questions
The three "Rs" of an iManager® apology
3 questions
Staff Feedback on Your Performance
3 questions
Staff Input to Improve Their Business Processes
3 questions
Your Committment to Improve
2 questions
iManager Behaviors
3 questions
2 questions
2 questions
Poor Business Knowledge
2 questions
Poor Administratior
2 questions
Lacks Diverse Team
2 questions
Lacks Composure
2 questions
2 questions
Reliance on Advocate
2 questions
2 questions
2 questions
2 questions
2 questions
Developing Staff
2 questions
2 questions
2 questions
2 questions
2 questions
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2 questions
Once again, the definition of the iManager®
1 question

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Instructor Biography

Richard Roberts, MBA, Founder of iManage®

Richard ("Rick") Roberts is the Founder and CEO of iManage® - a firm focused on improving the leadership and managing skills of individuals worldwide. He has 20+ years of real-world senior management experience with the Federal Reserve System, and oversaw their Credit Risk Management team during the financial crisis. Additionally, Rick holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business, one of the top business schools in the world. Raised near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Rick is an avid marathoner, having completed 29 marathons with a goal to complete one in every state by the end of 2018. In addition to running, he enjoys reading, traveling and spending quiet time with his wife Angelica, an established photographer in the New York City area.

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