Management Training for All Leaders

Employees deserve to be led by great leaders. Leaders deserve the opportunity to learn how to be great people leaders.

We have worked with thousands of leaders through delivery of customized management development projects and individual leadership and executive coaching programs.  We work intimately with organizations to understand their culture and current leadership maturity so that we can build customized learning processes that are specifically tailored to the unique dynamics of the organization.  We then leverage these customized learning processes to increase manager knowledge, and require managers to practice applying this knowledge both in the classroom and back in the real world.

The Gap in Management Training

On average, a leader takes on their first management role at the age of 28 and receives their first management training class at the age of 42.


 

 

 

Our Recommended Courses for Building Great Leaders

Quite often we see the following needs for management development endeavors:

  • Clarifying the role individuals play as managers and leaders
  • Improving management communications
  • Building mature relationships with employees and peers
  • Practicing coaching skills for improving performance
  • Leading and motivating teams

 

Adults learn through exploration and discovery, so our programs are very interactive with minimal lecture.  We structure most classes as half day sessions allowing for optimal learning attention span.  With successive classes, we space the timing of the training sessions to allow for 3 to 4 weeks between sessions.  Participants then have time to practice new skills and behaviors in the real world, making them stickier.  They will also use this time to complete assignments which will reinforce the learning.

“A Leader doesn’t just get the message across – a leader is the message.” – Warren Bennis 

Objectives: 

  • Reflect on how you perceive yourself as a leader.
  • Examine management versus leadership behaviors.
  • Explore the influence of your management style.
  • Explore common leadership theories and impacts of different leadership approaches.
  • Identify changes you want to make in your leadership approaches.  

“We know that leadership is very much related to change. As the pace of change accelerates, there is naturally a greater need for effective leadership.” – John Kotter 

Objectives:

  • Understand change and how it affects us personally – as well as in how we lead others.
  • Discuss strategies to get through change personally and as a leader.
  • Understand change fatigue and how it affects organizations.
  • Discuss the different types of change that exist in organizations.
  • Discuss resistance to change and how to overcome it.
“Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Objectives:

  • Learn DiSC styles including behaviors, strengths & weaknesses of each.
  • Increase awareness of your personal management preferences.
  • Explore the influence of your management style.
  • Learn a method for recognizing others’ styles and how to adapt.
  • Understand MyEverythingDiSC and how it can support learning.
“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” – Peter Drucker

Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of all of your communication as a manager.
  • Build communication skills related to listening.
  • Determine the best methods and technology for delivering an effective message.
  • Understand what is necessary to run effective meetings.

“Dream big and dare to fail.” – Norman Vaughn 

Objectives: 

  • Examine the importance of the work culture.
  • Understand the impact a manager has on the work environment.
  • Learn how to create a culture of trust.
  • Gain insight into employee motivation.
  • Identify approaches to support motivation of employees.
  • Create an action plan for creating a motivating culture.

“A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge.” – Peter Drucker 

Objectives:

  • Understand the role of a coach and the importance of being an effective coach.
  • Understand how to prepare for and deliver a coaching conversation.
  • Learn to create a plan, actively listen, set expectations and come to an agreement.
  • Understand the importance of keeping those you coach accountable.
  • Learn counseling approaches when coaching isn’t successful.

“Managing is nothing more than motivating other people.” – Lee Iacocca 

Objectives:

  • Examine conflict and differentiate between healthy and unhealthy behaviors.
  • Identify what a “crucial conversation” is.
  • Understand our reactions during these conversations.
  • Review the key strategies when having an important conversation
  • Recognize the connection to DiSC.

“Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.” – John C. Maxwell 

Objectives:

  • Examine your habits in how you manage your work and time.
  • Explore best practices and tools related to prioritizing and managing work and time.
  • Learn how and when to delegate, including critical steps to insure success when delegating.
  • Create an action plan for delegating a specific task.

 


Tips for a Successful Training Program

A great training program is more than just having great facilitators and materials: it’s also about creating the right environment.

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Tips for Communicating a Training Program

When a staff person participates in a training program, you are making an investment in that individual and the company. You want to be certain that your investment pays off through effective communication.

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