‘The course makes you think about things that you never thought you would need to consider. It is excellently put together and conducted by Cyrus and I learned a lot about management and myself. I enjoyed the informality of the chat rooms and understanding how other organisations perceive scenarios differently. Cyrus’ enthusiasm is also infectious.’ Stuart, Ascot Racecourse Ltd
‘It’s a great way to demystify management/leadership and that helps you put theory into everyday practice. It gives you expertise from the content but also from the other attendees. The content in the modules both boosted by existing knowledge and gave me confidence that I was already getting some things right. The questions posed during the sessions have made me more considered as a manager with more awareness of the choices I have and the consequences that could arise. Most importantly working in the small groups with a very open and supportive cohort has given me confidence to be authentic in my own management style – that there isn’t a script to follow and that there are difference versions of success.’ Dan, Royal College of Art
‘Absolutely fantastic, already recommended to 3 colleagues.’ Jill, Bucks New University
‘Great detail. Really gets participants to focus their minds. I am now leading a team and better off having attended the course.’ A participant from The Shipowners’ Club
‘Cyrus is enthusiastic and his passion for the subject comes across. The coaching sessions helped develop skills for dealing with
members of the team. I have developed into a more supportive manager and am working to create an environment for my team to thrive and progress.’ Russell, The Shipowners’ Club
‘For anyone who is taking on a management role, this is an essential programme.’ A participant from DAI
‘My second day on the course is Thursday this week. I have completed some of the online tasks in preparation. I am really enjoying the course and I am already using some of the ideas in my day to day work. I have engaged my team as I needed them to feedback on a couple of questions about me. I am so looking forward to Thursday and think that I will pick up so many tips and ideas as we move through each of the modules. I would highly recommend this to any newly appointed team leaders/managers as I think the topics covered will benefit not just the individual but the members of the team greatly. I also had a one-to-one session with Scott Rumsey and this was fantastic. Just having an hour of self-reflection was so therapeutic.’ (A recent participant recommending the programme to her L&D manager).
‘One of the best training programmes I have attended. Helped me understand the person I am and the type of manager I want to be. The teaching mechanism is designed to keep you fully engaged and all programmes are relevant in day-to-day management life.’
‘If you think you knew everything about management, think again. Even the most confident managers will pick up very useful skills, tools and tips from this course. The modules being split over multiple months gave me time to reflect and put into practice the skills received at each module.’
‘The biggest compliment I can give the course is that I took it 15 years too late! I have been on a lot of training courses and this is by far the best.’
‘I am recommending this programme to a lot of people! I am saying that, this programme is different! It is interactive, it is refreshing and it changes the way you are as a manager and relational to people. The contents are extremely good and relevant.’
‘It’s a great programme. As a new manager, it’s given me a very comprehensive toolkit with which I can go back into the workplace and manage and develop my team.’
‘Not if but when! Course content is really good but the leadership and delivery from Cyrus was excellent. Highly recommend!’
‘I’ve learnt so much (this box isn’t big enough to list all) but my confidence as a manager has grown and evolved since learning new skills and being able to put them into practice.’
‘After each session, I have gone back to work feeling more confident, more motivated and better equipped to do my job.’
‘If I could have, I would have done this course years ago before starting my managerial career.’
‘Training courses can be dry and boring regardless of the content if not delivered with enthusiasm, Cyrus has it by the bucketload!’
‘An eye-opening experience – helps you to see what type of personality you have and the skills that you can use from your strengths to be a good manager. Cyrus is great at engaging you and keeping focus.’
‘The course is fun! It’s broken down into modules which help the learning process – there isn’t too much to take in at once!’
‘I am now able to be a more confident manager, manage my time better and help support others to succeed.’
‘It made me realise how little I knew about managing staff and interacting with others.’
‘The programme has helped me to become a manager.’
‘The course, which has been put together by Maximum Performance, has something for everyone. The modules are well thought out and well presented, including the use of games and quiz questions which really help to get the message across.’
‘I am a better manager; I know what my strengths and weaknesses are to enhance my skills.’
‘A lot of people talked about the confidence it helped them to build and I think Cyrus and Susie are a big part of this. The sessions are enjoyable and I have learnt things that will help me to progress both myself and others.’
‘Helped validate what I was already doing and has given me the tools to help in areas that I was lacking.’
‘I’ve applied a lot of the principles I learned in my everyday working environment, and my organisation has reaped benefits.’
‘I confess, having managed teams of people for several years, when my Managing Director signed myself and a colleague up for the course, I was unenthused to say the least. I thought I already knew all I needed to about management. I was wrong. This course has really helped me to identify the areas I need to focus on, for me and my team.’
‘Many of the exercises and assessments can be used as part of the team building and development work which is always occurring. In addition, my employers will benefit from my own improved skills and focus in various areas, including but not limited to, coaching, mentoring and leadership.’
‘The course was extremely interesting and informative. It taught me a lot about myself and how the role of a manager is about delegation and understanding both the needs of the organisation and the employees.’
‘The step-by-step approach to management skills makes the whole exercise easy to digest. The intervals between sessions give you time to apply what you’ve learned.’
‘Enjoyed every session.’
‘Well-paced, thought-provoking and enlightening course. Challenges your preconceptions of “good management” and provides you with the tools to enable your own strengths to come to the fore.’
‘The range of tools and methodologies used gives a very broad picture of the management development field. It was jargon-free and highly accessible, and very easily applied to day-to-day life back in the office.’
‘Lots of useful tools and guidance on how to get the best out of yourself and your staff. Attending this programme, I grew as a professional and a manager of people; it gave me more confidence to approach situations with different types of people more effectively.’
‘I learned much more about my values, drivers and skills. I learned how to best use these to lead a team, understanding how to best communicate with each individual to get stuff done! Team are more motivated as a result – better performance, understanding how people work, etc.’
‘The course is very well structured and scheduled over the period. It is very useful to have it once a month to have time to put into practice what was learnt in the classroom. In addition, the web-based platform was extremely helpful: make sure to make the most of that and you will keep yourself on track. All pre-work is extremely helpful so do take time to read all documents well in advance and be prepared.
‘I became unconsciously more confident at managing my team during the programme. Most tools have been very useful in and out of the classroom and I started to include them (consciously and unconsciously) in my daily job as a team manager.
‘I am now a more efficient manager who makes the most of the team’s capabilities and skills. Our efficiency has increased and team members become more independent.
‘Cyrus’s presentation and delivery of the programme has been remarkable!’
‘This course is a fantastic way to learn more about yourself, your role as a people manager and how you can support others to grow within an organisation. It gives you the tools and confidence needed to succeed as an effective manager.
‘I gained a lot from attending the programme. I now feel more confident and equipped to effectively manage people. It’s been a great development opportunity and I have learnt so much about my strengths and areas for improvement. Every day I am finding new ways to apply what I learnt through this programme. I am better able to manage my team. I am better able to manage myself, which had made me more effective. I have a range of tools that I can apply which will support my organisation.
‘The programme offered opportunities to network with and learn from people from other organisations. It was well-paced – having a session every month meant that I had time to apply my learnings and share experiences. Thank you very much for this well-run course!’
Give us a call on 01582 463460 to talk through how a Management Development Programme might work for you.