Management essentials

Get the essentials firmly under your belt

The most common reason for leaving a job is dissatisfaction with one’s manager.

Being an effective, supportive and clear manager is crucial for ensuring staff retention, team motivation and happiness, and business success.

This practical workshop explores ideal manager behaviours, helping you get the most out of your team by giving clear direction, coaching, cheerleading and delegating effectively. This is an opportunity to explore management dilemmas and hone your managerial abilities – and to ensure that you’re not the manager everyone wants to get away from!

What’s in it for you?

  • Understand the difference between management and leadership
  • Recognise the importance of acting as a manager rather than one of the team
  • Know how to manage performance effectively, on a daily basis
  • Know how to give effective feedback that motivates people to improve
  • Be able to create SMART objectives and communicate expectations clearly to your team
  • Understand your management style and know how to flex your approach
  • Know when and how to delegate effectively
  • Boost your confidence in handling tricky management situations

Workshop outline

(Full-day version, 9.30 – 5.00)

1 Understanding management

  • When have you been really happy at work? Or really unhappy? What difference did your manager make?
  • Why we all need – and need to be – great managers
  • Benefits of great management to the individual, the manager, the organisation
  • 6 leadership styles

2 Adapting your actions to meet individual needs

  • Stages of competence
  • The skill / will model

3 Giving direction

  • How to effectively give clear direction to people
  • The value of a clear vision to keep a team on track and create clear direction

4 The performance management cycle

  • The importance of managing performance daily
  • Why communicating expectations and standards upfront is essential

5 Giving feedback

  • The BIF-S (Behaviour, Impact, Future, Share) model for giving feedback
  • Positive feedback
  • Developmental feedback

6 Setting and communicating expectations

  • Why successful managers set and communicate SMART objectives
  • Why clearly communicating what is required of people helps avoid problems later

7 Supporting and coaching

  • The key coaching skills
  • When to coach – and when not to

8 Encouraging and cheerleading

  • How to encourage and cheerlead people who are competent but still cautious and lacking confidence in their ability
  • How to help people overcome self-doubt and feel they can do what is required

9 Delegating

  • The benefits of delegation – for both parties
  • 4 stages of delegation
  • Checks and controls

10 Management dilemmas

  • Applying different management techniques in a range of different scenarios

11 Actions and next steps

  • Review
  • Personal action planning
  • Next steps

‘Management essentials’ is one of our most popular ‘modules’ and Scott Rumsey is one of our most popular trainers. See some of the feedback he’s had from delivering this module face-to-face:

  • Very impressive indeed.  I am delighted to see that the management training for supervisorial staff has got off to such an excellent start. Scott has done a fantastic job at understanding our needs, and delivered a course from which we are all going to benefit.  I am enormously grateful to everyone involved and Scott in particular.’
  • Great course – plenty to think about.’
  • ‘Useful course to make you think about your own style of working and how you can improve how you work with others.’
  • Very, very useful course that has made me think about my management style and how I can improve it (and I was gratified that some of the things discussed I do already!).’
  • ‘Gives a good overview of people management, how to get the best out of people and help them realise their abilities.’
  • ‘Engaging and enthusiastic trainer.’
  • ‘It’s a fast pace, but covers the key material.’
  • Great reminder of management tips.’
  • ‘Useful short introduction to some management skills.’
  • ‘Useful high-level tips for management.’
  • ‘Very good.’
  • ‘Trainer was good at engaging and had plenty of energy.’
  • Helpful advice about managing and leading.’
  • ‘Engaging.’
  • ‘Very knowledgeable and friendly trainer.’
  • ‘Good trainer.’
  • ‘Knowledgeable and inclusive.’
  • ‘Excellent trainer, great style.’
  • Useful tips!
  • ‘Good management course for starters.’
  • ‘Provides insight into how you can develop in your role.’
  • Excellent.’
  • ‘Very enjoyable.’
  • ‘The trainer was very professional, friendly and he knew how to involve the team in the session.’
  • ‘Engaging, knowledgeable, did well in trying to get people involved.’
  • Great training style.’
  • ‘Thorough, helps develop positive introspection on personal management styles’
  • ‘Good pace, informative and very useful for progressing my management style’
  • ‘The course is great for someone new to management and its principles, the course provides a good overview and some useful tools’
  • ‘Very intriguing learning a lot about yourself and how best for you to manage.’
  • ‘Would recommend the course and learn a lot about yourself in the Facet5 report.’
  • ‘Essential for your role and you learn about your own strengths and weakness areas.’
  • ‘Concise and motivating, as well as informative and not boring.’
  • ‘Excellent material to assess, analyse and practice. At moments felt fast paced, but I am (now) aware of my analytical side, and that it might be my own way of approaching the material. Very helpful, and really enjoyed it.’
  • ‘This training is empowering tools can be used to support in tram settings to aid better communication of different personalities and working styles.’
  • ‘Really great introduction to management process.’
  • ‘Learning about your management style.’
  • ‘Really insightful and informative.’

To discuss which management and personal effectiveness modules would best suit you, just give us a call on 01582 463460 and we’ll be happy to talk you through the options.