Business Skills Enrichment Library – Management and Leadership Skills
We all know that everything changes, and in its finest state of irony we all know that change is a constant.
Technical development changes, Web development changes, Marketing fundamentals change and finance changes. (you get the idea)
In order to be successful, companies invest millions every year improving the skills of their employees in these areas.
And while that is highly beneficial, we can’t forget to nurture the basic fundamental skills that can help you and your employees to achieve your unique business goals.
When all is said and done, the one thing always remaining is the need for high impact business skills.
Your managers specifically are constantly faced with changing cultures, added responsibilities and rising expectations, and in order for them to be highly effective, you must expand their skills and increase their abilities.
To help companies, KCSS have developed a Business Skills Enrichment Library, which is a comprehensive set of 60 ready to use business skills training and development courses.
Courses like the ones below are focused on the development of your managers and leaders.
Building a High Performance Team
While there are many things that impact the performance of a team, research and experience tell us that having a manager who is strong and visionary leader, makes a huge difference to the performance of a group.
In order to build a high performance team your managers must understand how to teach, encourage, and organise when necessary.
An important leadership competency for any organization, the ability to build and lead high performing teams is especially critical so that teams are willing and able to go the extra mile to support and execute the managers’ vision and priorities.
Effective Change Management
It is essential that your managers are able to effectively manage organisational change, in a way that can improve morale and productivity within the organisation.
During any project or initiative, the work of your managers will be highly impacted, and having them take the lead supporting employee change is crucial.
Therefore, in times of change (which is all the time) your managers need to be prepared to lead and implement strategies that will help their team and themselves deal with change.
Reports, Proposals and Commercial Writing Skills
Whatever the forum, effective communication is considered to be one of the essential competencies that every manager should have.
It is important, therefore, that as a manager you communicate well to prevent obscurity.
These skills do not come naturally to some, and it is important that as a company you help provide your managers with important writing techniques that can help them make the most of all business communications.
Project management terminology and concepts are beneficial for all managers to increase their effectiveness, both within their team and in their own functional area.
Managers need to have a clear understanding of any expectations on their team and being able to use basic project management skills is a key competency for managers when faced with the responsibility of managing non routine projects in their groups
Finance for Managers
For managers in today’s business world, it’s essential to have a working knowledge of finance. If you don’t have training or a background in finance, you may be at a disadvantage as you sit around the management table.
But…..all is not lost…..You actually don’t need a finance degree to be finance-savvy and you don’t need to be an accountant to be comfortable with numbers.
With the right training course your managers will be able to translate performance into financial terms, integrate financial concepts into management thinking and understand budgeting processes and forecasting techniques.