Are your managers and supervisors setting the right example as role models for the organization? Many organizations today are experiencing a leadership gap within their management team. Managers and supervisors may possess the job skills to get things done and the control skills to keep employees in line, but if they don't have strong leadership skills the leadership gap can have devastating effects on the organization. An Us vs. Them attitude can develop between employees and management, resulting in the Dilbert Syndrome. When managers lack effective leadership skills, teamwork, motivation and productivity always suffer. The solution: a leadership training program for your managers and supervisors.
Management vs. Leadership
Management is the science of getting the job done efficiently through people. It involves coordinated processes, controls and the execution of tasks and projects to accomplish the organization's mission. Leadership is the art of inspiring and empowering people to see the vision and do their jobs effectively. Not all managers are leaders and not all leaders are managers.
The best managers are also great leaders, effectively applying the science of management along with the art of leadership. People naturally follow leaders out of trust, respect and personal motivation. Leaders set the right example and bring out the best in the people who follow them.
Effective leaders are connected, engaged and have a passion for their mission. They build teams and instill a vision, motivation and passion in the teams they lead. Leaders are coaches, helping the members of their teams to excel and grow. They freely give positive & negative feedback to team members, building skills and confidence. Effective leaders build winning teams that take pride in their performance.
Our role is to help each of your managers and supervisors to develop effective leadership skills. We provide the training and tools to equip your management team to lead your organization to new levels of performance, motivation and productivity.
The Value of Leadership Training
Managers are often promoted through the ranks because they have strong job skills and they have a proven track record for getting results. But unless they have received effective leadership training their people skills and their team building skills may be sorely lacking. Typical in-house management training programs tend to focus on EEO issues and the need for upholding polices and procedures. What is often missing in these training programs is a focus on leadership and the skills necessary to build a strong, motivated and productive team. When you consider the results that strong leader-managers can achieve vs. managers who lack leadership skills, the value of effective leadership training is extremely high.
Start Small and Let it Grow
If you're not sure you're ready for a comprehensive leadership training program, schedule a half-day workshop and then measure the results. You can make it a stand alone event, or make it a part of an annual management meeting. When you see the positive results, we believe you will want to build on the foundation we create in that initial workshop. Your managers and supervisors have developed habits over the course of their careers. Some of those habits are actually serving to sabotage teamwork and productivity. Reverse the trend and start building effective leadership habits in your management team. Even a single half-day workshop will bring immediate payback. Let it grow into multiple sessions and you'll see even greater results.
Build a Cohesive Leadership Team
In some organizations the managers have formed a strong, cohesive leadership team, working together to lead the organization to greatness. In other organizations, they are simply a group of managers, running their departments,, and don't possess the characteristics of a team. If you want to build a great organization, your managers must function as a team of leaders. Let us help you build that leadership team. We can structure a workshop or a series of workshops designed to pull your managers together and give them the vision and skills to become a cohesive leadership team, leading your organization to greatness.
Workshop topics to be covered:
The Leadership Development Workshop participants learn how to:
Take ownership for business results and team member growth
Delegate tasks, assignments, and projects to team members
Empower team members to take responsibility and make assertive decisions
Trust and empower team members with important projects and decisions
Balance the needs of stakeholders: owners, employees, customers, etc.
Champion change and challenge people's comfort zones
Effectively communicate expectations and reinforce mission and vision