The best managers are capable and confident. They have a range of tools and they’re confident in how they use them. They are multipliers. They leverage the skills and attitudes of their teams and make the business work faster and better. They make the whole greater than the sum of the parts. They create critical mass.
We’ve coached and run development programs with leaders of small to medium business since 2003. We know that a lot of managers are in their role because they were good at their job. The idea is they’ll be good at showing others how to be good at their jobs. But that’s a whole other skill set.
And a manager who develops these skills becomes someone that people want to work for.
They have the total confidence of their boss.
And they enjoy their role because they know what they’re doing.
…the world of training and development is struggling to keep up with what and how today’s managers want to learn, especially millennials. Just 10% of the $200B spent on training and development in the US actually delivers concrete results (HBR 2019). More than 50% of senior leaders believe their talent development efforts don’t adequately build critical skills.
The big problem is the gap between where people learn and where they apply their learning. This means that what they learn doesn’t get applied in their daily work. And that problem is more intense for millennials. Traditional solutions are fast becoming irrelevant, but newer all-digital models are also failing to deliver on the critical “soft skills” of management.
The solution is to blur the line between learning and doing. The solution is the Active Management Programme.
Alex Allan, Chief Executive at Foodbowl and Darryl McClay, a Breakthrough Partner coach, share how the Active Management programme is a powerful agent for change and the results they are achieving.
The Dream Childcare team share their insights on the Active Management Programme. Why the managers are more confident and how the owner now gets to do the fun stuff.
“This is a very down to earth course that offers real world solutions to real world problems. If your business is open to change and willing to take a good hard look in the mirror, there are great results to be had.
These guys provide a good framework to enable direct conversations to be had. These conversations more often than not translate into firm actions to move the business forward in a united manner.
This training is targeted at business owners and their teams in SME businesses and is very effective in introducing skills and practices to grow the organisation.” – Active VMA (posted on the NZTA website)
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