50-70% of organizations
experience a shortage of qualified leaders

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Are you a highly effective manager? 

Or do you find yourself:

Overwhelmed and stressed managers have little time to lead their teams.

  • ​Consumed with daily crises, leaving you little time to lead your team?
  • Trying to do it all yourself rather than actively engaging your employees?
  • Worried about losing good employees, which robs energy you need to support your people?
  • Overwhelmed and stressed because you're constantly trying to do more with less?

Hi, I'm Linda Oien, Founder of businessPATHS consulting, Speaker and Author of "power10" LEADERSHIP: How to Engage People and Get Results. I'm offering this online course to help managers expand their leadership skills and focus on outcomes that matter.

This course is right for you if your goal is to:

  • Be a leader who helps shape the future
  • Actively engage your employee in the business
  • Anticipate, initiate and lead change
  • Get everyone on the same page
  • Attract and retain the best and brightest
  • Build teams that deliver sustainable results

Managers need to master leadership skills

Imagine being a member of a management team confidently tackling the leadership challenges that lie ahead.

Would your team and the organization be more successful if

    • Managers were all on the same page, delivering a consistent message and actively engaging their employees in handling the day-to-day business?
    • Managers had tools and approaches to help them lead and develop high-performing teams?
    • Managers were taking a pro-active approach to leading change and delivering results?

It can happen!

For managers to succeed, they need to

1) Learn where to focus their time and energy

2) Use proven tools to explore and plan

3) Take action to become more effective leaders

Why this is important to me

I have had many years of experience leading both management teams and organizations and understand what it's like "where the rubber meets the road".

​As a manager, I attended a variety of leadership training courses to improve my skills, help my managers grow, effectively lead their teams and deliver results.  Although I enjoyed the training courses, overall here's what I found:

  • ​The classes were filled with powerful information and insights
  • They tended not to include "how-to" tools and processes
  • As a result, they failed to aide both timely and practical implementation

It was both disappointing and frustrating to return to the office without any tools to immediately share, take action, and reinforce the powerful insights that were covered in the training.

Creating the tools needed to succeed

​I was determined to take the valuable information that was provided and develop tools and approaches to help my managers become more confident and effective leaders. Years later, as my consulting practice grew, I continued developing exercises and tools for a "leadership tool kit" to help my clients gain maximum value from our time together.

From the time I began my consulting practice and as I wrote "power10" LEADERSHIP: How to Engage People and Get Results, I have been committed to ensuring every client and every reader would have the information and tools necessary to help them understand what the steps are for professional growth and development, as well as organizational success.

  • I designed this learning experience with the busy manager and leader in mind
  • To help you get answers to your pressing questions and move toward achieving your goals
  • Have managers pinpoint and take action as they are traveling their leadership road

What organizations are facing today

50% - 70%
of organizations experience a shortage of qualified leaders

of businesses report persistent shortages of talented mid-level managers

Just 36%
of leaders have an up-to-date development plan

​How do your leadership skills stack up?

  • Are your employees actively engaged and focused on a common purpose?
  • Are you communicating effectively on a regular, consistent basis?
  • Are you developing and leading high-performing teams?
  • Do you anticipate and initiate change and promote continuous improvement?
  • Are your teams delivering results and contributing to organizational success?​

    How to make the most of available time

    Uncertain economic times and rapidly changing customer and business requirements have managers trying to do more with less, leaving them feeling overwhelmed. Stress contributes to a lack of focus, leaving managers reacting to situations that nip at their heels every day or stalled from taking action. That's why it's important to focus on developing leaders, and focusing on ways to pinpoint what needs to be improved over time.

    The 80-20 rule, also known as the Pareto Principle, is considered a common rule of thumb, which basically states that 80% of outcomes can be attributed to 20% of the causes for a given event. A few examples are:

    The Pareto Principal

    • 80% of profits come from 20% of customers
    • 80% of complaints come from 20% of customers
    • 80% of sales come from 20% of products
    When managers focus on the 20% that delivers 80% of the results, employees' job satisfaction and overall performance is improved, and organizations achieve more success.

    Invest in Your Leadership Development Now

    Equip Managers to Lead and Win is a seven-week online course for managers. Each week we focus on one critical leadership skill. Participants attend a 1-hour Learning Session at the beginning of the week, and have time to think and plan before attending a 1-hour live Q&A session at the end of the week. The Q&A provides the opportunity to gain clarity, share ideas, help participants fine tune their plans and prepare to take action.

    We recognize that no two participants are at the same point on their leadership road. So, we've taken an approach with this course that allows participants to pinpoint and select where their focus and attention needs to be. That way they walk away with a personalized plan to accelerate travel down their leadership road.​​

    Equip Managers to Lead and Win:
    Grow Leaders Who Deliver Outcomes that Matter

    A seven-week online course for Managers

    Coming in the fall of 2018

    This seven-week online course also addresses questions that managers and leaders often have:
    • Where do we start to compete in this global economy?​
    • Where should we start to address our leadership skill gaps?
    • What is the best way to keep employees focused on what's important?
    • What steps should we take to get employees more engaged?

    Course Approach




    Gain information and insights during the weekly Learning Session

    Use downloadable tools to analyze and plan actions focused on the critical few priorities

    Take actions that move the manager forward in the essential skill areas

    PLUS participants receive downloadable exercises and tools to use as they learn, plan and have the opportunity to take action to expand their leadership skills and move their team and organization forward.

    Register for one-hour weekly learning sessions.

    Seven Complete Learning Sessions

    Learning Session 1: Set Clear Direction

    Learning Session 2: Communicate Effectively

    Learning Session 3: Actively Engage Employees

    Learning Session 4: Develop Employee Talent

    Learning Session 5: Build High-Performing Teams

    Learning Session 6: Lead Change

    Learning Session 7: Get Results

    Each weekly Learning Session is followed later in the week by a

    1-Hour, Live Question and Answer Session

    where participants can

    Ask questions

    The opportunity to seek clarification

    Share ideas

    A forum for sharing thoughts and ideas

    Providing the opportunity to fine-tune plans and prepare to take action.

    Participants will have:

    A Leadership Tool Kit

    50+ pages of valuable tools to reinforce learning, and support planning, taking action, and gauging progress

    A Personalized Leadership Development Plan

    Focused on their unique development needs

    A Digital Copy of My Book:

    "power10" LEADERSHIP:
    How to Engage People
    and Get Results


    Are you ready to move to the next level?

    Here's what others say

    John Doe UI/UX Designer

    “Through consulting with Linda, I have always gained a clearer understanding of the issues and received excellent practical advice.”

    It has been my pleasure to work with Linda Oien of businessPATHS for over 12 years. Initially, I contracted with her to facilitate strategic planning board retreats. It soon became apparent that she could help me with my internal leadership issues as well. Through consulting with Linda, I have always gained a clearer understanding of the issues and received excellent practical advice. I have not taken her courses, but I would not hesitate to recommend them based on my personal experience with her leadership knowledge and skills.

    Roberta A. Brooke
    -Director, Graduate Programs
    Eastern Washington University

    “I highly recommend Ms. Oien's suite of materials and services for company leaders who want to succeed in today's ever-changing business world.”

    To remain a leading, multi-state enterprise, we asked Ms. Oien to facilitate a pragmatic approach to strategic visioning and outcomes management. She did not disappoint. An accomplished consultant and author, Ms. Oien brought with her both depth of skill and breadth of knowledge, helping us synthesize complex and seemingly divergent information into strategy, action and accountability. I highly recommend Ms. Oien's suite of materials and services for company leaders who want to succeed in today's ever-changing business world.

    Clark M. Brekke
    - President/CEO, Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest
    John Doe UI/UX Designer
    John Doe UI/UX Designer

    "[Linda Oien] spent time with us identifying our critical needs of developing employees to their fullest potential.

    Linda Oien of businessPATHS assisted my Executive Women’s organization with strategic planning, problem solving exercises and communication exercises. In addition, Linda shared her leadership building knowledge with a group of professionals in my industry where she successfully led individuals through team building exercises. She spent time with us identifying our critical needs of developing employees to their fullest potential and how to communicate more effectively with them and our customers. Her guidance has directly improved my leadership skills in my personal career and as a leader in my volunteer organizations. I continue to follow her weekly blogs and share this information with all of the managers at my company to continue to build a high performing team.

    Jill D. Gaffney
    -Vice President, Greenleaf Landscaping

    "The micro sessions with weekly Q&As ensured maximum retention of key elements.”

    When it comes to leadership training there are loads of commentators that offer solutions for leadership development. Linda Oien, through businessPATHS, concentrates on growing leaders that ultimately deliver outcomes! As a learner, the micro sessions with weekly Q&As ensured maximum retention of key elements. The experience has already produced quality results in staff interaction and strategic focus.

    James Stailey
    -Vice President, Operations

    John Doe UI/UX Designer
    John Doe UI/UX Designer

    “ The key assessment tools and exercises apply to real work scenarios and are immediately applicable. ”

    Equip Managers to Lead and Win course is beyond valuable as an all-inclusive leadership course that is not only practical, but engaging. The key assessment tools and exercises apply to real work scenarios and are immediately applicable. The 1-hour sessions per week create time in-between sessions for self-reflection and action, yet is manageable for any busy schedule. As a result of the course, I was able to strategize approaches to apply higher level metrics, increasing departmental performance outcomes.

    Michelle Harris

    -Vice President of Workforce & Family Services

    “An outstanding course . . .”

    An outstanding course that enhances leadership and management skills at any level. This course gave me the tools to continue to grow as a manager and work on how to get the most out of my team and myself.

    Bill Harris
    -Division Manager

    John Doe UI/UX Designer
    John Doe UI/UX Designer

    “I would recommend this course to anyone who is seeking a solid leadership training.”

    I found the Equip Managers to Lead and Win: Grow Leaders Who Deliver Outcomes that Matter 8-week course to be highly valuable for my career, both in the present and for future planning. I enjoyed how the course was designed to allow time to think through the material or work on projects and then come back with questions and discussion. The training topics were relevant and I would recommend this course to anyone who is seeking a solid leadership training.

    Brianna Richardson
    -Regional Manager

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    There is no time like the present to give  leadership  development a boost!

    The sooner you get started, the sooner you can make a difference for your team and the organization.​

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    About Linda Oien

    Linda spent more than twenty years in corporate America and twenty years consulting with executives and leadership teams in the private, public and non-profit sectors. Her commitment to advancing leadership has resulted in developing individuals and positioning teams and organizations for success. Now, she’s devoted to writing and teaching people how to lead at a higher level, actively engage their employees in the business and focus on outcomes that matter, as evidenced by her creating this 7-week online leadership course.

    Linda’s book “power10” LEADERSHIP is a practical guide designed with the busy manager and leader in mind. Her time-tested approach and practical tools show people how to become the leader they want to be. Keep it handy and refer to it often. Follow her advice and use the many tools she’s added to your Leadership Tool Kit.



      • Free Webinar and Course focuses on 8 leadership success factors
      • Big picture of leadership; webinar focuses on the changing role of the manager to set the stage

      • Weekly 1-hour Learning Sessions focused on a single success factor

      • Delivered in bite-sized pieces to minimize work disruption and maximize learning retention

      • 3 days between Learning Session and Q&As

      • Time to reflect, plan, and begin taking action

      • Weekly 1-hour live Q&As

      • Allow participants to gain needed clarity on weekly topics

      • Personalized Leadership Development Plan

      • Managers identify the critical few areas needing their focus and develop a plan tailored to meet their specific needs

      • Leadership Tool Kit

      • Downloadable assessments, exercises and tools to aid with timely planning and implementation and serve as an ongoing reference for continuously developing leadership skills

      • Recordings of completed Learning Sessions and Q&As

    • Convenient access from work or home for participants who missed a session or who want to view one again

      • Access to a closed group of like minded learners

      • To share ideas, engage in discussions and seek input

      • Course instructor is accessible through the closed group

      • Access both during the course and following it

      • Competitively Priced

      • A great value for your investment

    A great investment!

    Equip Managers to Lead and Win:

    ​Grow Leaders Who Deliver Outcomes That Matter

    $995.00​ per person

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    PLUS travel, food, and lodging

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    Our commitment is providing client solutions that help managers expand their leadership skills and focus on outcomes that matter. If for any reason you are not delighted with the content and potential impact it will have, we will refund your tuition 100% within the first 30 days. No Risk, no hoops. Just send us an email.