Practical Leadership and Management

The success of a company stands or falls with the ability of its middle management to mobilize efficiently the organization in executing its strategy in the most effective way. Research done by Wharton management professor Ethan Mollick suggests that middle managers, especially in knowledge intensive industries, have more influence on organization’s performance than any other group.

Workshop Synopsis

The Practical Leadership and Management programme aims to both reduce and complement the characteristic on-the-job-learning of managers. It teaches participants the skills, tools and traits to handle typical management problems and helps them to avoid common missteps.
The sessions are highly paced, pragmatic, no-nonsense styled and use recognizable examples and cases mixed with workshops and group discussions. A packed programme where little time is spend on the ‘know-why’ but mostly on the ‘know-how’ of doing things effectively and efficiently with practical tools and tips that immediately can be applied on the job.

Target audience

The programme targets managers and managers to be, team leaders, project leaders and supervisors up to the level of director and vice president in the disciplines ranging from design and engineering, operations, sales and marketing and customer support. Note that participants can be assigned in groups of similar level, to increase the effectiveness of the programmes.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
Make better use of their most critical resource time.
Understand the effects of information overload and the practices to manage it
Increase meeting and engagement efficiency
Better manage and handle subordinates, peers and superiors
Increase the performance of their subordinate using coaching and mentoring techniques
Increase team effectiveness by improving delegating and empowerment
Improve hiring decisions by using the CAREER model
Manage poor hiring decisions and manage performance issues.
Increase team motivation and performance by making better use of target and expectation setting

Programme Duration: 2 days