Be the Boss Everybody Wants to Work For

It’s a Zen thing… you don’t fix turnover by fixing turnover. You can’t stop someone from leaving. What you can do is hire the right people to begin with, and treat them the way you want to be treated. Get to know your employees as people, let them know your door is open, and make them feel integral. It’s basic stuff that often gets lost when leadership plays the “Power Game.” The old “My Way or the Highway” doesn’t cut it anymore. Follow the principles in this course, and you will become the boss everybody wants to work for!
Be the Boss Everybody Wants to Work For

How to Create a Cohesive Team

Everybody wants to be part of something bigger than themselves.

It's like magic to watch a group of people, from different backgrounds, with different skill levels, working together to achieve a common goal. That’s why team sports fascinate us. To create magic, you need an overarching goal. In football, it's winning the Big Game and getting the chance to hoist that trophy. Your business will have a different goal, but it has to be something Everybody— there’s that word again— wants to achieve.
How to Create a Cohesive Team

Meet Your Instructor

Mark Oristano

Through the magic of stage alchemy, Mark Oristano turned a 30-year NFL sportscasting career into a corporate leadership course based on the lessons he learned in the front office of the original Dallas Cowboys.

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What You'll Learn

Eight modules outline leadership techniques that made the original Dallas Cowboys front office one of the most successful in sports history.

  • How to streamline and perfect the hiring process

  • How to cut turnover

  • How to keep your door open to new ideas

  • How to take care of the little things

  • How to get people working as a team

  • How to lead with principle

Course Summary

“Nobody does their best work in a climate of fear.” 

These were the wise words of Hall of Fame general manager, Tex Schramm, of the original Dallas Cowboys. This is the first of a series of rules from Tex, and a couple of other sources, which make up this course. The theories are so simple, they are often overlooked. The value of this course cannot be overestimated.

No football knowledge is required. We're not talking about the field here, we're talking about the place where Mark worked— the front office.

This is not one of those courses that requires you to spend two hours a day in front of a computer for three months. The lessons are concise and to the point. It's 100% online, so you can work at your own pace.

What's Included

  • 1
    Welcome to Lead With Principle!
    • Welcome to LEAD WITH PRINCIPLE
  • 2
    Module 1 - The Three Rules for Staffing - Rule #1 - Hire the Best People You Can Find
    • Module 1 - Three Rules for Staffing - Rule #1 - Hire the Best People You Can Find
  • 3
    Module 2 - Train Them Your Way
    • Module 2 - Three Rules for Staffing - Rule #2 - Train Them Your Way
  • 4
    Module 3 - Get Out of Their Way and Let Them Do Their Jobs
    • Module 3 - Three Rules for Staffing - Rule #3 - Get Out of Their Way and Let Them Do the Job You Hired Them to Do
  • 5
    Module 4 - Relate to Your Team
    • Module 4 - How to Relate to Your Team
  • 6
    Module 5 - Leading With Principle
    • Module 5 - Leading with Principle - The Only Way to Lead Your Team to the Top
  • 7
    Module 6 - Rules for Bad Bosses
    • Module 6 - Rules for Bad Bosses - An only slightly tongue-in-cheek look at management styles
  • 8
    Module 7 - Dr. G - A Life & Death Leader
    • Module 7 - Dr. G - A Pediatric Heart Surgeon Who Leads from Her Heart


What Trainees Are Saying about Mark

“It was just incredible the way you compared business to the NFL in the early days. Nothing has changed. People want to be treated like people.” — Jayne Boucherle, Matterhorn Consulting; Canfield, OH

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