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The Middle Manager Development Program

Overview:

Introduction:

Many middle-level managers have a wealth of experience at handling day to day management issues and are now ready for a far greater challenge: the challenge of becoming transformational leaders as well as managers. The Middle Manager Development Programme is about making that vital transition and exploring and mastering the knowledge and skills that will confidently take you to that next level of competence – from professional to inspiring leader. 

It will give you the skills to display transformational leadership behaviors; real insights into your own and other’s personalities, behaviors, and attitudes; appreciate your organization’s culture; understand the developmental stages of your team and the corresponding team leadership style required from you; how to proactively engage and motivate your staff and manage change as well as yourself effectively.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Ensuring that you have all the core skills of highly effective leadership as well as management
  • Understanding what drives individual behavior and the culture of your organization
  • Exploring team dynamics, situational leadership, and how to get your staff to play to their strengths
  • Knowing how to implement strategic plans and motivate and reward excellence
  • Having a framework for managing change and your career development

Targeted Audience:

  • Those who have some experience at supervisor / professional level and are ready to take on a wider role
  • Those who want to make the transition from competent professional to inspirational leader
  • Those who need a deeper understanding of what drives individual behavior and group dynamics
  • Those who need to hone their influencing skills to get results that matter
  • Those about to embark on leading a change program within their organization

Course Outlines:

Unit 1: Moving from Management to Leadership:

  • The Difference between Management and Leadership
  • Appreciating the Five Essential Leadership Approaches
  • Displaying Transformational Leadership Behaviours
  • 21st Century Leadership Requirements
  • Leadership and Emotional Intelligence (EI)
  • Leadership and Organisational Political Skills

Unit 2: Understanding Yourself, Others & Organisational Cultures:

  • Determining Your Own and Other’s Personality Preferences
  • Using Personality Insights to Powerfully Influence Others
  • The Origin of Our Personal Attitudes and Resulting Behaviour
  • Understanding the Nature and Types of Organisational Culture
  • Signs of a Healthy Organisational Culture
  • Maintaining a Supportive Organisational Culture

Unit 3: Developing and Leading Your Team:

  • Understanding Team Roles and Playing to Your Staffs’ Strengths
  • Team Formation Stages and Team Dynamics
  • Displaying the Relevant Team Leadership Style For Your Staff
  • Motivation Techniques for Greater Commitment and Performance
  • Knowledge Workers and the Psychological Contract
  • Providing Effective Feedback and Criticism

Unit 4: Managing and Motivating Your Staff:

  • Delegating Effectively
  • Setting Goals, SMART Objectives, and Personal Outcomes
  • Running Performance Appraisals that Really Work
  • Coaching, Mentoring, and On-the-Job Training
  • Praising Effectively by Acknowledging and Celebrating Achievements
  • Managing Upwards and Saying ‘No’ Skillfully

Unit 5: Managing Change and Yourself Successfully:

  • Understanding the Impact of Change On Your Staff
  • The Traditional Management of Change in Organisations
  • Managing Change More Effectively Using Insights From Neuro-science
  • Proactively Managing Your Career
  • Displaying Executive Presence, Gravitas and Confidence
  • Developing and Implementing a Personal Action Plan

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