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Roberta Matuson
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Roberta's Recent Publications

The Magnetic Leader

Employees don’t work for companies; they work for people. The more irresistible you are as a leader, the more pull you have for employees to want to stay and for your customers to remain loyal. Read Excerpt

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Roberta's Recent Publications

Talent Magnetism

Your company is only as good as the talent you keep. Learn the new rules for attracting top talent and getting them to stick around. Excerpt

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Suddenly in Charge

Honored by the Washington Post as a Top 5 Business Book for Leaders.

Learn how to manage up, down, and succeed all around... Excerpt

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Suddenly in Charge

Learn how to save your company millions by improving the quality of your hires, while improving productivity. Slash costly employee turnover.

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Workshops

Half-Day Workshops from Matuson Consulting

We know how challenging it can be to take your people out of the workplace for an entire day when you are running with a lean staff. That's why we've created our new half-day workshops to meet the needs of our clients who are looking for quick ways to boost employee productivity. We offer you this menu of choices so you can select the program(s) that will fit perfectly on your plate. Choose two programs that are delivered on the same day and we'll slice 30 percent off of our regular fees. Call today for preferential seating.

Interested in a full-day program? Learn more about our full-day program offerings.


What Makes Top Organizations Excellent
(And How You Can Become One of Them by Monday Morning)

Let's face it. You offer the same products and services at similar price points, yet your competition is wildly more successful than your company. This is a tremendous opportunity for business leaders and executives interested in learning what differentiates the top 10 percent from the rest and how to achieve similar results. Leave with best practices you can immediately use to increase efficiency and profitability throughout your organization.

Participants will learn:

  • Best practices of some of the most successful companies and how you can adapt these ideas, regardless of budget
  • The secrets to creating a workplace based on commitment rather than compliance
  • Five sure-fire ways to attract A players to your team
  • How to determine who to take on this journey and who to leave behind
  • How to develop extraordinary leadership that inspires others to do their best work

Moving Ahead by Leading Across

Is your leadership style holding you back from moving your business forward? Are you hesitant to allow others to work with prized clients and on critical business initiatives? Do you believe that if you want something done right you must do it yourself? Learn how you can increase trust and unleash the power that resides in your organization. Open the door to innovation, new ideas and increased efficiency and profitability.

Program Outcomes:

  • Rapid achievement of business outcomes as you unleash the power of those working closest with customers and clients
  • Increased productivity in the workplace as you learn how to build trust and increase your influencing skills
  • Passionate employees who fully understand and support the organization's purpose
  • Increased time to grow the business as communication and interpersonal skills are enhanced throughout the organization

Managing Up in a Top-Down World

Let's get one thing straight. Managing Up is not about brown-nosing or becoming the bosses' favorite. It's about learning how to work within the confines of an organization to get what you need, while helping your boss and the organization meet their objectives. It's about effectively using influence, and acting with integrity and purpose.

Course Overview:

Throughout this highly interactive session, participants will learn and practice ways to effectively manage relationships with those above them in order to increase effectiveness and productivity.

Who Should Attend:

Managers, supervisors, team leaders, rising stars, and individuals who want to learn effective techniques for managing relationships with their bosses and key decision-makers in the organization.

Participants Will Learn:

  • How to effectively manage the four most common types of leaders
  • Three common mistakes people make in the game of office politics and how to avoid them
  • How to use effective influencing skills to get what you need
  • Ways to manage difficult bosses
  • How to gain visibility from the bottom to the top

Inspirational Leadership: How to Manage Down Without Tripping Up

In this fast-paced world, you can't afford to tiptoe through management while others run circles around you. You have a small window to hit the ground running.

Course Overview:

In this workshop, leaders will explore and discuss the top three skills needed to create winning teams. We'll discuss ways to eliminate obstacles that frequently sidetrack executives and managers. You'll return to your workplace with techniques you can use to immediately boost productivity and profitability.

Who Should Attend:

Executives, business owners, managers, front-line supervisors, and team leaders who are looking to build champion teams.

Participants Will Learn:

  • The role of a leader (it's not what you think!)
  • How to dramatically reduce the amount of time it takes to become a credible boss using the Bank of Trust model
  • How to assemble winning teams by Selecting for Success
  • Confrontation without conflict
  • How to address performance situations before they become performance issues
  • How to avoid potholes that typically trip leaders up

Running of the Bulls, American Style: How to Keep Your Employees From Stampeding Out the Door

A recent survey from Adecco Group North America highlights the increased dissatisfaction workers in America have with their employers. According to the survey, 54% of employees plan to look for a new job as soon as the economy turns around. The sentiment is even stronger among younger workers. Of those aged 18-29, 71% say they are likely to look for new jobs once the economy turns around, the survey said. In this session, we'll discuss what employers and managers can do to keep the floodgates closed.

Course Overview:

In this session, we'll discuss the reasons why employees will be fleeing the moment things turn around and strategies you can use to prevent this stampede from happening. Learn the drivers of employee engagement and how you can create a work environment where people remain because they want to, not because they have to. We'll share five proven strategies for creating a more engaged workforce that won't bust your budgets.

Who Should Attend:

Executives, business leaders, managers and supervisors who are interesting in slashing expensive turnover and dramatically increasing employee productivity.

Participants Will Learn:

  • The real cost of your own employee turnover (and it's not just a silly formula)
  • The drivers of employee engagement
  • Ways to assess and re-engage workers who may be sitting in your departure lounge
  • Five proven strategies for creating a work environment that engages your workforce without busting your budget
  • Best practices from organizations of all shapes and sizes

Difficult Conversations Made Easy

Is fear holding you back from telling your boss something that would have had a positive impact on your life at work? Have you ever felt uncomfortable discussing matters related to hiring, performance management or employee terminations? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this program is for you.

Course Overview:

In this workshop we will explore what's holding you back from having these important conversations and what you can do to overcome your fears. We'll explore techniques to deliver news that may not be well received and discuss ways to avoid getting into this situation in the first place. Participants will have plenty of time to practice real-time conversations in a safe and confidential environment.

Who Should Attend:

Business owners, executives, managers, front-line supervisors, team leaders, rising stars, and people who are conflict-avoidant.

Participants Will Learn:

  • The causes of conflict
  • How to handle conflict and confrontation
  • How to deal with difficult issues more effectively
  • How to approach your boss in a respectful manner to get what you need
  • Ways to decrease the stress associated with difficult conversations
  • How to create an environment where the need for confrontation is the exception, rather than the rule

Testimonials

"Roberta's guidance has dramatically increased my ability to pull in and retain the talent we need to take our organization to the next level. She's proven to be a trusted advisor and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to other CEOs who are looking to accelerate..."
Tom Hopcroft, President & CEO
Mass Leadership Technology Council

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"The coaching that Roberta Matuson provided for one of our retail store managers renewed the manager’s excitement in her work, provided her with increased skills in the selection of new employees and gave her the tools she needed to better manage her staff..."
Mary G. Rahal, VP, Human Resources and Administration
Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries, Inc.

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"Roberta was able to clearly define our project objectives and the methodology that we needed to reach those objectives. Roberta helped us pinpoint the root cause of our problem by using in-depth probing techniques that gave her access to important data we did not have..."
Amy Waryas, Director, HR
The Boston Beer Company

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"Roberta worked with us to create a comprehensive onboarding program. With her guidance, knowledge, and expert HR advise we have successfully launched our company-wide training initiative. We now assimilate new hires into the company more effectively than ever..."
Ted Winston, Co-Owner
Winston Flowers

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"When it comes to management of people, Roberta sees through all the noise and gets right to the heart of the matter..."
Mark Spitzer, President
Photonic Glass Corporation

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"As we have grown, Roberta has provided continued support to help us work through complicated personnel issues while allowing us to focus on other areas of our business. Our employment practices truly support our business goals..."
Paul M. Zavracky, Ph.D., Former President and COO
MicroOptical Corporation

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"Roberta has saved us time and energy on situations we may have needlessly wrestled with. We consider her a partner and look for her guidance often. Roberta has provided a welcomed service to Six Red Marbles..."
Sarah Smith White, President
Six Red Marbles

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"Roberta was tenacious about keeping us focused on completing our project on schedule. The finished project was comprehensive, professional and passed the scrutiny of legal experts. I would definitely use Matuson Consulting again..."
John Blake, Former COO
Advanced Results Marketing

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"Roberta has been a tremendous mentor and coach to me over the past year. She has partnered with me on multiple professional development fronts, as well as helping me through some very challenging situations. I found Roberta to be wise counsel!"
– Allison DiSiena, VP of Recruiting, Marketing, Interactive and Creative Services Division, 24 Seven Inc.

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"Roberta Matuson was our answer. She met with us, developed a plan, walked us through the process to record our policies and procedures. She helped identify areas where policies were non-existent. She then developed and produced our employee handbook. We still use it today..."
Tim Slattery, CEO
CFSmail.com

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"Roberta presented an engaging and informative webinar on “Managing Up in a Top Down World” for Northeastern University’s alumni. This thought provoking session provided practical strategies for navigating office politics and building effective relationships for career advancement. Roberta’s extensive expertise and knowledge of workplace trends was apparent as she skillfully answered a wide range of questions from participants. Her well-organized presentation made it easy for the audience to commit to implementing her advice."
Michele Rapp, Associate Director
Northeastern University

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"Roberta’s ability to provide new leaders with insights on matters that few are willing to discuss is refreshing and will serve our members well. As a CEO, I'm especially impressed with her ability to quickly distill difficult situations and provide pragmatic advice that can be quickly and successfully implemented."
Aradhna Malhotra Oliphant, President and CEO
Leadership Pittsburgh Inc.

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"I have had the opportunity to experience Roberta Matuson’s “fast track” coaching. Her candid, succinct and concise approach provided positive reinforcement toward my professional goals."
Cheryl Schondek, VP of Food Acquisition and Supply Chain
The Greater Boston Food Bank

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