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Mastering Management: Leading Your First Employees
Whether you’re thinking about hiring your first employees or are already responsible for a team, you know that the bigger your startup’s dream, the more important your team. That said, too often people management is one of the most stressful aspects of an entrepreneur’s experience. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Join David Ip Yam, Leadership Educator and Higher Education Professional, to develop a plan to build a team that your customers adore and that your competitors wish they had. 3 KEY TAKEAWAYS - How to ensure new team members start off on the right foot: why expectations matter - How to build and sustain a culture of trust and commitment: why relationships matter - How to optimize your team’s dynamic and results: why continuous improvements matter FORMAT David will guide participants through reflections and discussions while sharing key strategies and tactics about leading teams based on his experience and on research. ABOUT DAVID David Ip Yam is a higher education professional, leadership educator, and Certified Change Intelligence Leader. His approach to management is to care, connect and enable while fostering a learning-centered, impact-driven, and theoretically-grounded culture. This approach reflects his core values: add value, lead collaboratively, and learn continuously. His personal projects include being the co-founder for RelationshipZen.ca and the lead instructor for a Karate school. David enjoys human-centered approaches to leadership and management because they address the psychological and interpersonal aspects of organizations, making it easier to achieve shared aspirations. • What to bring Feel free to bring a notebook. Refreshments will be provided. • Important to know Now Common is located at 600 Bay St. in Unit 405 on the fourth floor. It is the same building as Uncle Tetsu's Cheesecake. Please Note: Doors will open at 6 pm and someone will be downstairs to let you in a few minutes before 6 pm as the front door of the building is locked. Call 416-639-6228 and ask to speak to April or Daniel, who will ensure you're let in. Disclaimer: We will be filming and on Facebook Live. You may appear on camera. Please let us know prior to starting if this is an issue.

Now Common

600 Bay St, Unit 405 · Toronto, ON

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Now Common is a collaborative space located in the heart of Toronto (near Eaton Centre and Ryerson University) at the corner of Bay & Dundas. We are a community of business owners, startup founders and entrepreneurs. When you visit our space you will meet people who work as creatives, designers, artists, salespeople, marketing professionals and developers to name a few.

Being entrepreneurs ourselves we built this space so other entrepreneurs, students, creatives and professionals would have a place to come together share knowledge, develop ideas and solve real business problems - all while having a good time.

Each week we host events around a specific topic or theme, with the intention of giving back and sharing a piece of the entrepreneurial journey with the Toronto community. Our intention is to build a platform that will allow anyone who wants to share their knowledge and experiences to help other entrepreneurs and professionals overcome similar challenges they face.

If you are looking to meet with interesting people working on putting some great ideas into action or if you have been struggling to find a place to work for a few hours drop by at the Now Common space!

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