Honing Adaptive Leadership Skills Working in Agencies

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Embrace the volatile work environment you face and find success!

  • Learn how emotional intelligence can help in a volatile environment.

  • Understand how to identify challenges.

  • Discover how to implement easy-to-use techniques to reduce stress.



The continually evolving agency environment requires managers (of accountants and employees alike) to always be on their toes.

What Will You Learn

  • How to overcome challenges in miscommunication and conflict

  • How to utilize emotional intelligence when managing and leading

  • How to use new approaches and simple techniques to reduce stress

Who Should Attend

  • Middle Managers

  • High Potential Managers

  • Account Directors
  • Senior Agency Leaders

Course Description

The continually evolving agency business is increasingly complex, creating a volatile environment full of new unknowns. Yet agency managers need to embrace these realities and hone new adaptive leadership skills that optimize communication in the moment. They also need to motivate and engage staff members to move forward despite the challenges, all while mitigating stress and keeping a productive outlook.

This course introduces new approaches and techniques that can be used immediately by anyone who manages accounts and/or people, to better equip them in a business environment where change has become the only constant. Are you ready to reduce stress and start managing more effectively? Let’s get started!

About the Thought Leader


  Gary Duke is Partner & Chief Talent Officer at Wild Blue Yonder, where he designs and leads training programs for creative
  companies looking to enhance the leadership, creative thinking, and strategic and communication skills of their employees.
  He applies more than 25 years of ad agency and client-side experience to every training session, infusing learning theory with
  practical real-world knowledge. Gary works with many of the industry’s top global agencies — including Havas Worldwide, JWT,
  Leo Burnett, Ogilvy, Publicis, Razorfish and Y&R — as well as some of the world’s leading consumer brands.

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