As a Leader, others will look to you to translate a vision into reality and make others successful around you, whilst being strong, courageous, positive and achieving results, as well as increasing the bottom line.
Developing and supporting your team to ensure they have the right skills and knowledge is key for all Managers but this must start with you! Having essential management skills is vital to assist you in your conquest for success…
Talent Management – in addition to developing your people and being able to spot talent, it’s crucial that you’re able to recognise what motivates them and ensure your investment is retained in the business.
Communication and presentation skills – as a Leader, your people will be looking to you to provide direction, present information confidently and credibly, as well as engage audiences.
Change management – in any business today change is inevitable…how to manage change strategically, as well as evaluate whether the change has been effective will be a winning factor.
Tackling tricky employment situations – employment legislation is a minefield… understanding the basics will steer you on the right path and prevent any litigation and un-necessary costs.
Time management – making sensible decisions regarding prioritisation and delegation, in addition to utilising your personal and team resources is critical.
There are many other management skills that will help you excel, including: coaching, listening, decision making, empathy and delivering service excellence.
Remember “Leadership is not about being in charge, it’s about taking care of those in your charge.” Simon Sinek.
It’s often un-realistic to expect a Manager to be effective without any support. Training in this area provides confidence for a Manager to have courageous conversations, tackle tricky situations, help drive high performance and achieve company goals.
Empowering Management Excellence
The People Department host a management development programme to explore the key skills required for a Manager. This is a great opportunity for you to learn alongside like minded people, the essential management skills relevant for all levels of management which are often overlooked. If you’re interested in finding out more about the programme, don’t hesitate to contact us by e-mailing [email protected]
or calling 0161 884 1888.
Kay Crooke, from Prosser Knowles Associates undertook the programme and had this to say about her experience:
“I would recommend the entire programme, it gives a well-rounded grounding for planning, decision making, training, coaching, employment law and project management. All are essentials skills for a good manager. As a result of the programme, I am more confident, I can now just deal with matters, rather than asking Senior Management for guidance which frees up their time and mine. Even though I had been a manager for a number of years already, I felt any existing knowledge was enhanced and I learnt a great deal too.”