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In The Manager as Leader, participants will learn...

  • How to distinguish the key differences between management and leadership
  • Techniques to manage conflict between co-workers and subordinates
  • Effective communication skills for leadership
  • Generational leadership and cross-functional management
  • How to identify the characteristics of a good decision maker
  • How to create a motivating environment
  • Action steps to overcome obstacles that affect the achievement of goals

In today’s business environment, managers must develop greater skills to meet the increasing demands of continually changing situations. This training course provides the information, skill development and tools necessary to help managers meet the challenges of leadership, self-management and managing employee performance.

Who will benefit from this training

All levels of management and leadership

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    Session 1: Introduction to Leadership

    • Identify strengths and areas for development as a manager and leader
    • Assess personality tendencies

    Session 2: Transitioning From Technical Expert to Manager

    • Explore the key differences between a technical expert and a manager
    • Distinguish the relationship between change and loss
    • Understanding the Manager’s Skill Matrix

    Session 3: The Manager as a Confident, Trusted Leader

    • Recognize qualities of leadership
    • Apply leadership responsibility
    • Describe the differences between a manager and a leader

    Session 4: Leadership Communications

    • Apply communication skills
    • Learn the fundamentals of persuasion
    • Understand how to effectively frame meetings

    Session 5: Creating a Motivating Environment

    • Describe what motivates the “whole” person
    • Describe what motivates a team
    • Identify techniques to create a motivational environment

    Session 6: Conflict Resolution and Performance Management

    • List causes of conflict in the workplace
    • Use techniques to manage conflict between co-workers
    • Plan how to critique job performance

    Session 7: Cross-functional Management

    • List the direct and indirect costs of interdepartmental conflict
    • Choose effective interdepartmental communication channels
    • Describe actionable ideas that can lead to collaborative teams

    Session 8: Generational Leadership

    • List influences and characteristics of each generation
    • Describe the causes of generational conflict
    • Understand generational learning styles

    Session 9: Strategic Problem Solving and Decision Making

    • Describe the expectations of a good decision maker
    • Practice using the standard model
    • Demonstrate principle-based decisions

    Session 10: Managing and Developing Through Goal Setting

    • Understand the fundamentals of goal setting
    • Provide exceptional feedback when coaching employees
    • Practice techniques to ensure employees achieve success

    Session 11: Leadership Adaptability

    • Identify the challenges of implementing tough changes
    • Recognize 4 phases of reaction to change
    • Discuss the mindset of adaptable leaders
    • Practice asking questions at each phase of implementing a tough change
    • Communicate changes in a strategic way
    • Demonstrate leadership support during change

    Session 12: Individual Development Planning

    • Identify effective personal goals and objectives that create success
    • Create links from personal goals to organizational goals
    • How to measure goal success