Problem Solving and People Solving: Learning to Lead

Workshop Overview

Faced with repeating, entrenched and complex personal and technically complex events, managers must constantly wrestle with the on-the ground challenges that define their working environment. Critical to the study of management, these challenges are most often likely to emerge in highly resource-constrained contexts – there just isn’t enough to go around – and managers have to dig deep to solve all of the problems that emerge and reemerge, and that define professional success and failure. Where does the juice to solve these problems come from? The only place that the power to be great comes from – the only place it will ever or could ever come from – is from you, and only you. The magic – the power – comes from you.

Available Dates:

  • Custom training available on-site or via Zoom Livestream – On your schedule!


  • Pricing information available upon request. Contact Mary Patterson for details.

Workshop Outline

Title Overview
Day 1
  • Taking the Lead
  • Traits, Behaviors, Styles of Leadership
  • If-Then Leadership
  • Leadership Development
  • Making It All Happen – Needs
  • Making It Happen – Process
  • Motivating Work

Workshop Leads

Dr. Dan Bachrach's photoDr. Dan Bachrach

Daniel (Dan) Bachrach is a professor and a Robert C. and Rosa P. Morrow Endowed Faculty Excellence Fellow in the Management Department at The University of Alabama. He joined UA as a faculty member in August of 2002 and was promoted to full professor in 2014. Bachrach’s research has focused primarily on organizational citizenship behavior (OCB), transactive memory systems (TMS), corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sales team performance. He is co-author or co-editor of nine books, including Handbook of Behavioral Operations Management (Oxford University Press 2015), as well as two top-selling management textbooks, Management 13 (Wiley, 2015) and Exploring Management 6e (Wiley, 2017).

Bachrach received a BA in psychology from Bates College (Lewiston ME, 1995), a MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin (Oshkosh,
1997) and a PhD in organizational behavior/Human Resources from Indiana University (Bloomington, 2002). His teaching recognition includes the 2017 National Alumni Association
Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award (OCTA). The OCTA is the University’s highest honor for excellence in teaching. Bachrach serves on the editorial boards of two of his field’s leading journals, the Journal of Applied Psychology and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Program Manager

Mary Patterson's PhotoMary Patterson, CPA, SHRM-CP
Phone Number: 205-348-7049

Questions about this program? Contact Mary Patterson today! Mary Patterson works in the Office of Teaching Innovation and Digital Education at The University of Alabama as a Program Manager, where she assists the OTIDE team in designing and implementing professional development and training programs, industrial training programs, and executive education programs that are offered on-campus, online or onsite at the workplace.  Ms. Patterson has a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Business with a major in accounting.  She is a Certified Public Accountant and stays abreast of current developments relevant to business owners, including management, human resources, economics, accounting, taxation, and marketing.  Additionally, Ms. Patterson is a Certified Professional in the Society for Human Resource Management. She works closely with HR departments to design custom training to enhance work objectives, increase productivity, and build a positive culture.  She worked previously as Director of the Alabama Entrepreneurial Research Network (AERN) in the Culverhouse College of Business to bring the resources from the University of Alabama down to the community level.  She is a member of the Tuscaloosa Chapter of the Alabama Society of CPAs, the Society of Human Resource Management, the Culverhouse Commerce Executives Society, and the Southern Automotive Women’s Forum.