Over the past year I worked a lot with personal development goals and therefore published a lot of interesting articles to further help my clients.
2020 will be more focussed on professional development and I will share snippets of good interesting stuff.
I am starting with a focus on leaderships skills, key areas to look at if you are a line manager, a first time leader, a supervisor, a people leader and even an aspiring leader. Over the next 8 articles I will explore some fundamentals skills to develop and give you some pointers to help you put them in practice.
A lot of my former clients were line managers, first time leaders and supervisors and they would often comment on feeling invisible, under-consulted and powerless.
In an organization, this comes mostly from having to ‘manage’ a very diverse and growing in number line of direct reports, taking on projects and/or acting on decisions and directions inherited without being consulted and feeling consistently stretched between the needs of their staff and those of their hierarchy.
In any organization, these managers/leaders are a key driver in creating a positive healthy workplace. It is important to provide them with sound knowledge, practical strategies, tactics and tools to effectively manage themselves first and then manage, influence, inspire and support their team members.
This population represents one of the most critical factors in developing organizational commitment. Altogether, they play the most important role in influencing employee’s attitude towards their job and the company as a whole. Their own behavior comes first when explaining the variation in both job satisfaction and job discretion, i.e. the choice people have over how they do their jobs.
They tend to believe that they are not given enough power to run the business, however, what they do not often realize is that their own behavior and their employees are the key features to their power in their organisation. They can make or break a business according to their mindset, skills and talent.
So how do you become an awesome manager/leader?
Over the next few articles I will share 8 key leadership skills I found extremely useful to develop to become that well rounded leader. Owning these skills will most definitely help you grow in your role and help you get that promotion.
Marie claude Bouchet
Professional development, Personal development, mental wellbeing, stress management, resilience etc.