Training for Senior Leadership
The leaders of all companies need to have valuable core skills in order to successfully run their organization and business. After all, the middle managers, lower managers and regular employees all depend on the decisions of the top leaders because those decisions affect everybody within the company. In a recent leadership survey, it was found that the 10 most critical skills that company leaders need to have are inspiring commitment, quick learning, decisiveness, building relationships, composure, leading people, strategic planning, resourcefulness, managing change and doing whatever it takes. A leader who possesses a high level of skill in each of these areas will most likely be successful at their job. Unfortunately, many future prospects of corporate leadership were evaluated by current leaders and they found that these future leaders possessed weak skills in all of the core areas of leadership.
Many young managers that are trying to move up the corporate ladder are going to find it difficult to do their jobs effectively if they lack the expertise in these core areas. The only solution is for the company to provide specialized training in these areas to all younger managers within the company. This means that the supervisors and the leaders of all departments have got to emphasize to their recruits during training about leading people, strategic planning, inspiring commitment, managing change and employee development. All managers need to know how to lead people because that is a big part of their job. Managers have to understand the behaviors that they must partake in to provide effective management to their employees. It is important that leaders teach young managers strategy development, risk management and change management. This way the managers will know how to make decisions quickly without having to ask the upper ladder for help each time something goes wrong.
As the managers start doing their jobs after the training, leaders should provide feedback to them on how they are doing. Leaders should also give incentives to the managers so they will be encouraged to do a better job instead of just doing the minimum that is required of them. This will encourage managers to raise their standards of accomplishment, which will in turn benefit the company. Then when it comes to managing change, leaders need to teach managers how to make effective decisions during times when the organization is undergoing change. If managers learn this properly, they can effectively handle their employees’ usual resistance to that change and there will be no decrease in work productivity.
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