Leadership Training For Managers
The definition and functions of management have drastically changed over the last two decades. There has been a gradual shift from a more autocratic management style towards one that liberates employees more, and gives them room to express their own ideas . Nowadays, being a manager is not the same as being a leader. It is always the best leaders that make the best managers but not necessarily the other way around. In this regard it is important to remember that management is merely a function of the grander role of leadership.
Managers are responsible for the day to day operations of the business, and therefore need to be up-to-date with every facet of the business, whether it relates to finances or human resources. An individual may be adept at handling and managing finances, but may be exceptionally poor at communication and motivating employees. A good manager will be able to juggle all of his responsibilities well, and ensure that the business is running smoothly, while keeping employees motivated and secure in their roles.
Leadership and Management
While the many functions of management fall firmly within those of a leader, a manager is not required to do many things that a leader may need to. It is not difficult to be an effective manager, but being a leader that is respected, and to whom the workforce responds, is a challenging feat.
A manager may not necessarily have to lead a team in the conventional sense. Many managers are not required to communicate projects or work styles with their staff, but simply monitor them, and ensure that deadlines and targets are being met. In industries where people’s roles are well-defined, managers may not have to inspire or motivate their employees towards expressing themselves more.
However, in many industries, managers have to be equipped with the right people-management skills, so that their workforce remains on the ball, and motivated. Managers will need to learn important techniques of communication and motivational psychology that will help them build strong rapports with their subordinates such that they can communicate with them on their own terms. Feedback or criticism must be levelled in a way that an employee can relate to. Managers will need to undergo leadership training in order to be able to deal with their employees in a sympathetic and effective manner.
Another important function of a leader is that of being accountable. Regardless of what tasks or projects have been delegated to whom, it is ultimately the manager who is accountable for the success and failure of a particular initiative or endeavour. As such, this added pressure further amplifies a manager’s need to keep subordinates well motivated and highly productive.
Being a good leader will translate to getting involved with every step of the process, so that employees do not feel alienated or indifferent to their work. Managers will often need to communicate how important an employee is to a company so that they do not lose interest or become disillusioned.
Lets-Live Coaching offers fantastic leadership training for managers looking to expand their skill sets while empowering their workforces. Lets-Live training techniques integrate the theories of numerous well-reputed authors and researchers that work in fields of human resources, and psychology. From basic motivational psychology to advanced techniques like neuro-linguistic programming, participants will be given a fresh new insight into what communication really is, and the impact it can make on an individual. The training program is designed to enhance skills and techniques that managers can apply in their workplace to develop employee character and maximize manpower potential.
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