“The best manager is the one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt
How to be a great manager? Excellent managers come in all shapes and sizes. They can be extroverted or introverted, loud and quiet, stressed or relaxed. Management style is as unique as personalities. But while the elements of managerial style may vary, there are absolutes one can point to about management substance and what can be universally agreed to be the qualities of a great manager.
Here are 5 things we think the best managers do – and don’t do:
And here are a couple of don’ts:
With this in mind Understanding ModernGov are delighted to introduce our new ‘Management Series’ – a three-day series of workshops aimed at managers. These are:
Day One – Effective Coaching and Mentoring for Managers – Led by our chair Jacqueline Baker, this training day looks at the ability to be an effective coach or mentor. Coaching and mentoring your staff is a powerful and cost-effective tool for you as a manager to improve your staff’s skills and professional development. To embed coaching and mentoring structures within your organisation requires you as a manager to develop the understanding of the key techniques and methods. This highly interactive Effective Coaching and Mentoring for Managers training course helps you develop the key skills and techniques that are required to become an effective coach or mentor.
Day Two – Effectively Communicating and Managing Change – The success of your organisation’s strategy depends on managers communicating and managing change. As a manager you are at the forefront of delivering change within your organisation, however you need the full support of your staff to achieve this. By gaining senior buy-in, engendering an appreciation for change amongst your staff, and communicating your strategy to key stakeholders, you will be able to create a change-ready public sector organisation.This course led by our chair David Elverson, gives you the necessary tools to utilise your leadership skills to deliver change. Learn how to engage and manage staff through the change process, communicate change to your staff and overcome structural and organisational barriers to change.
Day Three – People Performance Management – As the saying goes, “you’re only as strong as your weakest link” so it’s important you have the tools and techniques at your disposal to help you manage performance across your team. You might have someone who is underperforming, which is impacting productivity and morale. Conversely, you might have someone who is a star performer who gets frustrated at not being stretched enough. And then there is everyone in between. On this Effective People Performance Management training course led by our chair Hayley Lewis, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of performance management, along with tools and techniques to help you get the best out of everyone in your team. We’ll also explore those exceptions when someone simply isn’t able to perform to standards and give you ways to handle this effectively.
This course series is available as a three day management series, or each day is available to attend as a single workshop.If you would like to attend more than one course in our management series, there are multiple booking discounts available: £50 off if you book two days and £100 off if you book three days. For more information please call 0800 542 9440.
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If you would like to discuss any of the details you have read in this blog; including our ‘Management Series’ training taking place from Tuesday the 27th of November to Thursday 29th November, please contact us on 0800 542 9440 or email [email protected].
Can’t make the date?
We can also run this course for you In-house, at your organisation or a venue of your choice, on a date to suit you.
Contact our In-house training team on [email protected] or call 0800 542 9414 to find out more.