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How to manage people

  • Breather 27 Provost Street London, England, N1 7NH UK (map)

So you’ve been promoted. Now you’ve got a team you’re responsible for, KPIs and a sparkly new job title. You got the manual on how to manage people and communicate with key stakeholders while still doing your day job, right? No? 

Managing people – be they freelancers, remote workers, Millennial newbies or seasoned veterans – can be the most rewarding thing you’ll ever do. It can also be the most difficult. 

In this day-long workshop, you’ll discover the most effective tips, techniques and work processes picked up from some of the top (as well as, ahem, some of the worst) managers and leaders around. You’ll learn from other people’s hard-won experience and hear some frank and honest accounts of the reality of managing people in today’s rapidly-changing world where people and teams from all walks of life and industry regularly collide. 

You’ll leave the course with a clear understanding of different stakeholder and team management styles and techniques you can adapt according to the situation at hand (which can and will change constantly), giving you a sense of control and purpose, as well as a resources pack full of useful tools and routes to further learning.

Sessions will include: 
- The basics: your responsibilities, their rights
- Finding, hiring, firing
- Managing people: up, down and sideways
- Stakeholder management: from champion and key to outliers
- Providing effective targets and feedback: how to bring the best out of your team
- The ten mistakes every new manager will make, and how to fix them as quickly as possible

The ticket price includes a buffet lunch, and tea and coffee. 

Who it’s for: 

Anyone who find themselves responsible for other people’s work, whether freelance or full-time. You might work in the creative or corporate sectors. You don’t need to have any management experience (most people don’t). 


Simone Baird is a co-found of Clever Boxer. She has a background in magazine, working as features editor at Time Out London, and also worked at The List, The Face and Jockey Slut. Simone was Head of Guardian Masterclasses from 2012-2014, growing the new business significantly as well as launching it in Australia and as a corporate training offering.


How big will the class be? 
The maximum number of attendees will be 18, which is comfortable for the room size and ideal for a mix of group, individual and whole class exercises.

Do I need to bring a laptop? 
There’s no need to bring a laptop, unless you want to use it to take notes. The principles and techniques that this course covers are applicable to any type of tools (from pen and paper, through Microsoft Office, to more sophisticated software).

I need to get a bit more information on the course before I buy a ticket, is that okay? 
Of course! Get in touch with us on the links below or at, and we can either respond to your questions by email or arrange a call. 

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