Leadership Skills for Managers
Today's leaders face many challenges in achieving their goals. Rapid changes in technology, a more diverse workforce, changes in government regulations, worldwide competition, and the growing complexity of things in general have increased our awareness of the need for more effective leaders. Developing leaders requires having an understanding of the knowledge and skills required for effective leaders.
Leadership Skills for Managers, 4th edition, focuses on five leadership skill sets necessary to ensure individual and organization performance: providing direction, leading by example, enabling others, sharing power, and seeking a better way. In addition to the leadership skill sets, the course examines the attitudes and mindsets of effective leaders. In the final analysis, the evidence of leadership is in the performance of the people and the organizations that follow the leader. When they perform well, the leader is a success. When they don't perform well, leadership changes are almost always forthcoming.
This course provides the background, real-world examples, practical applications, and numerous exercises to help prepare aspiring leaders. The lessons learned in this course can be applied to any leadership level in an organization and in any type of organization.
Gaining Competitive Advantage with Shared Leadership Teams
Course Objective:To build shared-leadership teams for improved productivity.
Learn how to:
Build a strong business case for shared leadership teams
Implement shared leadership teams
Build the foundation of team success
Analyze and develop member and team capabilities
Create clear team member roles and responsibilities
Measure teams' performance
Track directly measurable business results
More About the course:You already know the benefits of successful teamwork. Now it's time to raise your success to the next level. Forward-looking organizations have discovered that shared leadership, rather than self-management, is what unlocks truly high performance for teams. This self-study course�the first of its kind–gives you a practical road map to building shared leadership teams and using them to gain competitive advantage. If you're new to the shared leadership concept, you'll be brought up to speed quickly.
First Level Leadership: Supervising in the New Organization
As one course among many in the American Management Association's curriculum, First-Level Leadership: Supervising in the New Organization, Second Edition, has been designed for the first-level supervisor confronting the task of providing leadership in a dynamic business environment. Our experience continues to confirm that leadership is the determining factor in successful organizations. Building and sustaining a competitive advantage requires leadership at all levels of the organization, not just the top. First-level supervisors are in a unique position to provide this new leadership
Delegating for Business Success
The ability to delegate is a critical skill prized by organizations that are committed to achieving their goals and retaining and developing valuable employees. Delegating for Business Success has been designed to teach managers, team leaders, and all business professionals the skills of delegating to achieve personal and organizational success.
In today's lean, fast-paced work environment, everyone is asked to take on more responsibility and to be more productive with the same resources. Learning to delegate effectively and to assume delegated roles and tasks productively will enable you to make the best use of limited time, to respond rapidly to changing circumstances, and to develop new skills and opportunities for career growth. Organizations that foster delegation extend the company's resources and reduce stress. They also help employees develop their full potential, work together more efficiently, and feel more involved in the organization's success.