Online Training | 800‑258‑3837
Back to Course List

What to Say When: Haunted by the Ghost of Your Predecessor

Preview video
Preview Video
Course Format
Video on Demand  Video On Demand
Product ID
Training Time ?
5 to 9 minutes
Video Format
High Definition
Required Plugins
Number of Lessons
Quiz Questions
Question Feedback
Wrong Answer Remediation
Downloadable Resources
Interactive Producer
Mastery Training Content Network
Original Content Producer
Telephone Doctor
Course screen Course screen Course screen

You, as a manager, are trying to implement a series of changes within your team. However, you meet resistance and are told those changes will never be effective because the last manager tried the same thing and failed. So what do you do? It may be natural to get irritated by this, but remember some members of your team likely still feel some loyalty to your predecessor. This course demonstrates how to try and understand and learn from what your predecessor did and why they did it. When you understand what worked and what didn’t, you can make your own improvements and impressions. This course provides a communication strategy to use if you experience resistance from your team to your new ideas. Utilize the information here and learn how to banish the ghost a previous manager.

This course is part of the What To Say When series on workplace communication. These short vignettes present common communication dilemmas in the workplace. Human Resource expert Hugh Murray shares communication strategies and tactics for navigating these situations.

Each vignette features narrative examples for employees to see the wrong and right way to handle a problem, and ends with a short assessment to measure learner comprehension. Each course also includes a leader guide, so you can use this course in a group setting, and a downloadable “key points” document to help you remember the communication strategy. These courses make for great training on their own, or used as a series.

Video on Demand   This course is in the Video On Demand format, to read about Video On Demand features click here.

  • Install on any SCORM LMS
  • Full-screen video presentation
  • Print certificate and wallet card
  • You have 60 days to complete the course

Managers who have a new work group or team

© Mastery Technologies, Inc.