Success Focused Leadership: Getting the Monkey Off Your Back


Tuesday, February 1, 2022
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Session Type: Workshop

Do you find yourself typically “running out of time” while your subordinates are typically “running out of work?” Do you ask the question, “Why do I have so much work” and if you really step back and think about it, you realize that it’s not really yours? Are you the type of Manager who feels that it’s your job to solve all of your staff problems? Do you find yourself taking on so much of the staff/team/unit responsibilities that you find yourself answering to them more than the reverse? There is a way out! Encouraging staff to take more initiative does not make you appear less strong, more vulnerable or less useful. When you encourage staff to handle their own situations they acquire new skills - and you liberate time to do your own job. This workshop exposes those “next steps” and gives you information and insight on how to regain and grow your “Discretionary” time. This allows you more time to focus on leading your team/unit/area of responsibility. If you are in a Management/Leadership position and find yourself “overwhelmed” at times, you will find this workshop most useful in strengthening your leadership skills and developing those of your staff, while expanding your toolbox.


William T. Ashe

William T. Ashe “Bill” has given 36+ years of service to the corrections field (7 years in the Institution and 29 in Community Corrections). He started as a Correctional Officer and retired in 2017 as a Community Supervision Branch Chief with the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency, Washington, DC (CSOSA). Bill received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Fayetteville State University and a Masters in Public Administration from American University. He served as an Adjunct Instructor for the VA Department of Corrections and CSOSA training departments. He has developed training curriculums and presented training in areas that addressed effective supervision of clients, motivational interviewing, change management and successful management and leadership. He is the CEO and Principal for DOTEL, LLC, “Developing Others Through Effective Leadership;” which is a leadership development, training, and consulting business. Bill has conducted leadership training to various audiences and leadership levels across the country. Bill currently volunteers with the Boys and Girls Club; teaching and engaging teenagers in life skills, money management, leadership principles and decision making. In addition to being a lifetime member, he served as an APPA Regional Representative for 12 years and as a Board of Directors member for 8 years.