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7 Apr 2015

It's Easier Than You Think - Only When You Make a Start



Most managers are promoted based on their technical expertise.  For example, if you are a good engineer, you will be promoted to an Engineering Manager.

After being promoted, managers are expected to perform their managerial and leadership roles well, on top of also performing their technical roles well.

And when managers have problems, they often consult their bosses. 

Unfortunately their bosses too have no formal training on management and leadership.  Even if they have a MBA, it is the day-to-day people management issues that make bosses headache.

For example, many companies until now still cannot cope with the tightening of foreign labour.  Unable to find locals to take up jobs, they choose the obvious route: cut down business. 

That's why you see Robinsons shrinking and many restaurant groups reducing their outlets. 

Other than people issues, managers are always in a conundrum: how to balance the competing different interests of the various stakeholders: investors, employees, customers and society?

No wonder many managers are reporting high levels of stress and uneasiness. 

Is there a solution?  I think there is no one quick instant solution. But there is a start. Go for a 4-week management course called How to be a Better Manager.  It is on 4 Mondays 2 to 5.30 pm on 18/4, 25/4, 9/5 and 16/5.  Details at here. For a start, come for this shortened 1-day course How to Be an Effective Manager and Leader.  We will customise this course for every participant, because we keep the class size to no more than 12. So you will get real answers to your issues now. 

Do not come for this or other management courses if you don't think that managers are the assets. Also, never come for this course if you think you cannot do anything about the persistent people issue. 

HOW TO BE AN EFFECTIVE MANAGER & LEADER
Strategies to Build Winning Teams and Create Massive Results as a Manager
Date: 14 April 2016,  9 am to 5 pm (Thursday)
Venue : The Plaza 02-346 7500A Beach Rd   
Fee: $398 each, $299 each for 2 and above, $199 each for 5 and above (with 1 FREE Seat)
(No GST but with PIC 60% cash back)

As we know, most managers are promoted based on their technical skills, when in fact it is the managerial skills that will make them successful.

Many new managers go through 4 phases: excitement, confusion, exploration, and performance. At every stage, you need to have the right type of strategies to move forward, otherwise you will be stuck. The result: frustration and the new managers prefer to go back to their old positions.

Whether you are a newly promoted manager or a manager with less than 3 years experience, if you want to be a successful manager, this is just one course that you need to attend.

*** This course qualifies for PIC Bonus (Productivity & Innovation Credit), where you can get 60% Cash Back. 
Power-packed Contents Include:
  1. The 4 Stages that every New Manager go through: excitement, confusion, exploration and performance
  2. Changing your BEing: how to upgrade your identity 
  3. The Top 10 Skills that every Effective Manager should possess
  4. ACT 5-Ways to Be an Effective Manager: Get Buy-in, Team Conversion, Quantity of Work, Quality of Work and Value Add
  5. Delegation: how to do effective delegation
  6. ACT 5-Ways to Effective Delegation
  7. Audit of Work done by your subordinates and how
  8. Communication, especially chairing of meetings
  9. Heart at Work: How to Take Care of your suboridnates without them climbing over your head
  10. Thick Face Black Heart: How to be Tough as a Manager without losing your head and heart
  11. Teaching your team about Follower-ship
  12. Leadership Basics
  13. The Ultimate: Upgrading your Team 
  14. Bonus: Top 10 Interview Questions

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