The STAR Management System Modules:

Manage Self

Managing Work-Life Balance

Many of us feel overwhelmed, tired, frustrated and dissatisfied at both work and at home. We feel that our life is out of balance. In this seminar, you will discover tools to help you define your ideal work-life balance and strategies to bring satisfaction back into your life.

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  1. Define work-life balance in your life.
  2. Identify imbalances in the five dimensions of life: relationships, work, money, community, and self.
  3. Set goals for yourself in the five dimensions.
  4. Prioritize your core values.
  5. Write a personal work-life balance mission statement.
  6. Identify the actual conflicts between your work and personal life.
  7. Identify and address barriers to achieving work-life balance.
  8. Use assertive behaviors to maintain your work-life balance.
  9. Create a work-life balance implementation strategy.
  10. Build a support system to maintain your work-life balance.


Making Solid Decisions

Solving problems and making decisions make up a significant part of a manager’s day. Every problem is a chance to learn something new and to examine an issue in a different way. Managers need to have a toolkit of creative techniques that they can use in solving problems and making decisions.

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  1. Identify the challenges and opportunities facing your organization.
  2. Brainstorm creative ideas and solutions.
  3. Balance your logical and creative thinking skills.
  4. Identify the difference between “what should be” and “what is”.
  5. Collect data about the problem.
  6. Analyze the problem to uncover the root cause.
  7. Use 12 creative problem-solving techniques.
  8. Generate alternative solutions to problems.
  9. Create an implementation plan to solve the problem.
  10. Gain the commitment of employees towards the solution.


Time & Stress Management

Do you feel that your time is not your own? Are the pressures of balancing your work and personal responsibilities causing stress in your life? You are not alone. Having too much to do in too little time is a reality for all of us. Managing your priorities and minimizing the stress in your life are the two most significant issues facing working people today.

This workshop will provide you with the key skills of managing both your time and your stress. It will provide you with skills that will help you feel more in control of your life and give you greater satisfaction at work and at home.

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  1. Identify the causes of stress in your work life.
  2. Determine your work priorities.
  3. Evaluate the elements of job success.
  4. Measure your time management practices.
  5. Analyze how you use your time.
  6. Distinguish between ‘urgent’ and ‘important’ work tasks.
  7. Prioritize your work responsibilities.
  8. Prevent interruptions and ‘time robbers’.
  9. Schedule your goals, priorities and tasks.
  10. Assert yourself and learn how to say ‘no’.


That Was a Useful Meeting!

“Not another meeting!” Every manager spends endless hours going from one meeting to another. Most of the time, these meetings are a waste of time and resources. However, a meeting with a purpose, an agenda and the right people in attendance, is a productive use of everyone’s time.

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  1. Identify the causes of bad meetings in your organization.
  2. Determine whether a meeting is even necessary.
  3. Select the appropriate leadership style for the meeting.
  4. Create a positive rapport and climate for the meeting.
  5. Create an agenda that will focus the meeting.
  6. Set ground rules for individual behavior.
  7. Manage conflict between meeting participants.
  8. Effectively manage interruptions and problem behavior.
  9. Gain the maximum group participation and discussion.
  10. Create consensus for decisions.