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Right now, within your organisation, there is a definite need for professional training. Isn't it true that some people in your organisation have many strengths: good knowledge base and many talents; but still need to brush up on certain leadership and management skills.

What kind of professional training course should such a delegate be attending?

There are six major leadership and management skill sets:

Here is the list of six:

1. You should send your delegate onto a course that covers how to set goals that includes how to create:

i. Goals for themselves
ii. Goals for other team members
iii. Goals for the organisation

2. You should send your delegate onto a course that covers how to use accurate language

To express ideas and information in clear and distinct terms.

The error to be avoided is the use of vague, ambiguous or distorted language.

Such language causes misunderstandings, mistakes and errors.

Accurate language is a prerequisite for accurate thought, conversation, writing and planning.

3. In addition your delegate needs training that improves the ability to plan ahead and prioritise

Within that subset here is the list of skills that are needed. Interestingly they contain lots of P words. So we call this "The p-list" for planning:

  1. Planning
  2. Preparation
  3. Prevention
  4. Practice
  5. Prioritisation
  6. Problem solving
  7. Purposeful action

Rank your delegates out of ten for each of the above skills.

If you identify any significant lack, then send them on the two-day professional development course.

4. In addition your delegate needs training that improves the ability to handle conflict

Your leaders need to handle people who are, on certain occasions:

  1. Over emotional
  2. Difficult
  3. Unreasonable
  4. Unprofessional

Your managers and leaders have four possible options to deal with such people:

  1. They could run away and hide.
  2. They could steam in with all guns blazing.
  3. They could worry and fret over the issue at home.
  4. They could deal with the situation in an objective, rational and timely manner, according to a set of named principles.

We need to give them the formula that will allow them to operate according to option 4.

We need to show them the words and phrases that will allow them to give constrictive criticism.

We need to show them the words and phrases that will allow them to correct the others behaviour without triggering a negative response in the mind of the listener.

5. In addition, your delegate needs training that improves their ability to manage themselves

A manager leader is facing pressure from all sides:

  1. From the top, down
  2. From the bottom, up
  3. From customers
  4. From suppliers
  5. Probably there is a little pressure at home too.

So a good manager/ leader needs to manage his-her own self:

  1. They need to motivate themselves
  2. Inspire themselves
  3. Manage their own emotions
  4. Manage their mood
  5. Manage their energy
  6. Build their own confidence
  7. Learn from their own mistakes
  8. Take personal initiative

Check the above list 1-8

Can you do all those things as well as you need to?

Do you have any significant or glaring weaknesses that need to be remedied?

If yes, then come on the course!

Check your colleagues against the above list 1-8

Do any of them have significant or glaring weaknesses that need to be remedied?

If yes then arrange for them to come on the course with you!

6. In addition, your delegate needs training that improves their ability to lead and manage others

Now think about combining the above factors:

  • Combine Goal focus and Accurate language
  • Blend Planning and preparation
  • Improve conflict situations and performance issues
  • Managing your own emotions and develop personal initiative

Now you can apply this to inspire others:

Demonstrate to the others and train the whole team to:

  1. Focus on goals
  2. Communicate more clearly
  3. Plan ahead and prepare for the future
  4. Resolve conflicts amicably and quickly
  5. Self-motivate and create a productive atmosphere

Then the team leader/manager will be more efficient, effective and productive.

This is beneficial for everyone concerned!

For more information about professional development training visit the Corporate Coach Group website

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