Effective Management Skills
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The quality of management and leadership with an organisation is a key factor in determining success. High quality management doesn’t just achieve results in the short term but lays the foundations for a company’s future success by instilling an ethos and attitude that encourages high performance and facilitates excellence at every level.
A lucky few are born with the aptitude and instincts that make them natural leaders and managers. Others excel in different areas of business before becoming managers and must learn the necessary skills as they go. Either way an effective manager should be conscious of the key skills required for the job and want to improve and develop them over the course of a career.
To this end, mapping out a personal development plan with short term, medium term and long term goals is highly recommended for anyone looking to grow in a management role as is completing professional courses of training as and when the need arises.
Building a Managerial Tool Box
The business environment is constantly throwing up unexpected challenges, conflicts, personalities and conditions. The ideal manager consequently needs a wide repertoire of abilities and tools in order to react to the changes that come his or her way. Like a carpenter or mechanic these are abilities and tools that are picked up gradually as a career unfolds. But also like a carpenter or mechanic there are certain tools that cannot be done without and which should be obtained as early in a career as possible.
Management Skills for New Managers
A new manager will often never have taken charge of a team before and find the prospect of leading and managing a group of people a daunting one (especially if they were previously working alongside them). It’s therefore important to build confidence in a new manager as early as possible and a course of introductory management training can prove highly effective by endowing them with essential concepts and techniques:
- Recognising the role of a manager
- Communicating effectively
- Motivating, managing and leading a team
- Planning and delegating
- Problem solving
A training course will also get a new manager thinking about their own strengths and weaknesses and identifying areas in which they need to improve – the beginnings of a personal development plan that will lead them through their career.
Management Skills for Experienced Managers
When someone has been in a management role for two years or more they can easily slip into mode of thinking that tells them there is nothing more to learn, that they have taken their personal development as a manager as far as they can. This is obviously very rarely the case and so it’s a good idea to introduce new concepts and viewpoints on managerial techniques at this juncture. Many training courses are available for just this purpose aimed at the generalist or the specialist and this is where managers can be introduced to the latest thinking in management training and become part of the current debates in methodological theory.
Courses for experienced managers take in the following subject areas:
- Inspirational leadership
- Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
- Project management
- Managing change
- Coaching skills
- Finance skills for managers
- HR and employment law for managers
- Conflict resolution
- Negotiation skills
- Managing difficult people
- Performance management
- Recruitment and selection
- Presentation skills
Effective Management Skills Training
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