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5 Mar 2015

The Manager as Challenger

Whether you are a mid-level manager, working level supervisor or high level manager, you need to achieve more with less.  The secret to becoming a high performing manager is to be a challenger.

Yes, the manager is a challenger.  He challenges himself, his team and the organization to do better than before.  This challenger manager sees all problems as opportunities and challenges to be overcome. 

There are 3 things that a Challenger Manager does well: Teach, Take Control and Touch Hearts


The manager teachers people to be better, to be more mindful, more skilled and more skillful.  Most importantly, the manager is never stingy with what he knows, he shares with them and treat his team like his life-long students.  Of course to be able to teach the manager must be competent and that's why he goes for many seminars and courses like this

Take Control

The manager is always in control of all situations.  In cases where the environment is dynamic and the counter parties are in control, the Challenger Manager takes control of whatever situation there is.  The ways to take control include planning and budgeting, audit and checking system and preparing for the worse.  A simple way that all Challenger Managers do to take control is to simply ask questions.  This is because when you ask questions, you are leading and the person being asked a question cannot do anything except to respond to your question.  That means you are in control!

Touch Hearts

The Challenger Manager is not all work and without care.  He is a caring and concerned manager. But he goes beyond usual fad of loving people: he touches peoples' hearts.  When you touch people's hearts, people will be moved and the will do anything for you.  For details on how to touch peoples' hearts, read this blog.

By Andy Ng, Chief Trainer at Asia Trainers. The newest course The Manager as Challenger is on 23 March 2015 Wednesday 9 am to 12.30 pm.  Details are at here or below.  Related articles:
Your Key to be a High Performing Manager
Date   :  23 March 2016 9 am to 12.30 pm (Wed)
Venue : The Plaza 02-346 7500A Beach Rd   

Fee: $298 each, $199 each for 2 & above, $149 each for 4 & above, $199 each for 8 & above

Forget about the manager being a leader or change leader. A manager must be a challenger for him to be effective. Yet we see many managers afraid of challenges. The buck stops here. A manager is hired to tackle challenges, if not, why have him in the first place.

Firstly the manager must challenge himself, his team and his organization to do better. To challenge people, the manager does 3 Ts well: Teach, Take Control and Touch Hearts. 

Whether you are a new or experienced manager, come for this newest course taken from Damien Dixon best selling book "The Challenger"

Note: PIC 60% grant is available for this course. Call 6225-1784 for details

Power-packed Contents Include:
  1. Reason why most managers are not effective and what to do about it
  2. The Manager as Challenger: an old but forgotten concept
  3. The 3 Tools of a Challenger: Teach, Take Control and Touch Hearts
  4. How to Teach for Insights
  5. What to do when you counsel your team
  6. Five ways to Take Control of all Situations: Bigger Role, Delegate, Audit, Outcome Driven and Dominate all situations
  7. What to do when you are being challenged by your team?
  8. How to Set Targets that Challenges People Beyond
  9. The 9 Proven ways to Touch Hearts without Tears
  10. Using the Power of 5 Love Languages to communicate better
  11. The Samsung Way to Uplift 150,000 people overnight
  12. How Steve Jobs pushed people with Limitless concept
  13. The Ultimate of a Challenger: Realize our dreams

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