Management Training And Leadership

“All businesses could benefit from effective management training, after all your managers are likely to be your most important and expensive asset and a strong management team means a stronger business.

Management training can affect numerous aspects of a business including productivity, staff rention, greater flow of knowledge and also potentially increase the competitive edge of a company. The main aspect of management training involves learning about people management. People management involves the following; listening, trust, lead by example, learn, teach, set goals and be tough but fair when required. Managers deal with their employees in different ways. Some are strict with their staff and like to be in complete control, whilst others are more relaxed and allow workers the freedom to run their own working lives (just like the different approaches you may see in teachers!). Whatever approach is predominately used it will be vital to the success of the business. An organisation is only as good as the person running it.

There are three main categories of leadership styles: autocratic, paternalistic and democratic. Autocratic (or authoritarian) managers like to make all the important decisions and closely supervise and control workers. Paternalistic managers give more attention to the social needs and views of their workers. A democratic style of management will put trust in employees and encourage them to make decisions.

As a result of the various leadership styles, management training can encompass a number of different types of training including the following; leadership and management training, personal development training, communication skills training, time management training, conflict management training, goal setting training stress management training, assertiveness skills training and many other types of training.

Management training involves learning that managing people means having to stay in the loop with what is going on with your colleagues; they are changeable from day to day and this is something to remain aware of. Effective management training will leave you with a variety of ways in which to deal with problem/challenging employees. Communication is key and management training will give you a wide scope of ways in which you can communicate effectively with others – remember there is more to communication than simply verbal.