Introduction to Management – The model manager

The Model Manager course is one of our most popular courses with many original clients still offering it to new starters and promoted staff.

It is a fully immersive introduction to the art of management and what it takes to be an inspirational and effective manager.

A lot of talented individuals are promoted to management roles without having had any training.

They are tasked with leading and motivating a team which may not be skills that they naturally have. This course plugs the gap by exploring essential management skills and introducing ideas that can be developed to create a unique personal management style.

We look at the skills, competencies and mindset required. We look at the challenges and opportunities that all managers face and how to overcome common difficulties. The course uses a mixture of classic management theory punctuated with real world examples from our experienced trainers, all of who have been managers in a wide range of sectors.

Whilst this is designed for the first time manager, it is also useful as a refresher for more experienced managers.

Introduction to Management – The Model Manager FAQs

Who Is This Course For?

For those who are new to management.

What Will You Learn?

  • The role the manager plays
  • The key traits of managers and leaders
  • How beliefs drive our behaviours
  • Successful mindsets and beliefs of the model manager
  • How competencies translate into everyday behaviour
  • How to make permanent changes in the workplace
  • How to your own management style

Latest Introduction to Management Resources and Guidance

Why developing competence is the managers responsibility  

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the advent of self directed learning - in other words creating the environment where staff take control of their own learning, often supported by the organisation.  I’ve nothing against this approach, it’s great if people take charge of their own development, however my word of caution is concerned with this becoming the only approach.

Managers, stop trying to motivate your staff!

For much of my management career I was under the impression that one of the requirements of a good manager was to motivate their team members.  In recent years I’ve begun to wonder if that’s altogether the wrong thing!  My doubt first manifested itself when reading Prof Steve Peters suggesting that motivation was worthless - WORTHLESS!  Yes, really, the British olympic cycling teams psychologist tells his athletes to forget it, it’s a waste of time.