Management of a business, department, division, or team can be difficult. There are thousands of business books and articles written about management skills, styles, and perspectives. But, the truth is leading, or managing, is as much an art as it is a science. It is also about the execution of skills, not just having knowledge!!
People have and will continue to debate the question of: “Are leaders born or made?”
But, the simple answer is that great leaders are constantly being made, because it is a journey that is ongoing. Leadership or Management is about constant and consistent development. If this were not true, then we would see a leader rise to the top and stay there forever. But, the reality is that even the most notable leaders often shine for a period and then stumble or fade. If we are not focused on improving and developing new skills, learning ways of seeing things differently, and continuously surrounding ourselves with the best people, we will never become or continue being a great leader.
Some basic traits of all great leaders are:
-Constantly learning about and improving themselves
-Consistently being true to who they are and their values
-Always developing new skills and adapting
-Maintaining an objective perspective
-Consistently developing the people with whom they work
Management development is often not emphasized, in organizations, even though it is a critical aspect of a business.
(Or worse – Overlooked)
Many organizations believe the sending of management teams or executives to a training/conference is going to magically change them into a great leader. The end result is often frustration because of unrealistic expectations. The organization expects major changes and results immediately and permanently – which often does not happen. The executive or manager feels pumped up and energetic on returning from training, only to find that the changes are not easy, met with resistance, or not significant. Organizations like this often start to devalue the need or desire to develop their management executives and teams.
Management consulting realizes that change requires time and consistent focus and that it is a journey, not an event. It is about starting with a Mindset change, developing New Skills, putting in place Supporting Processes, and then maintaining Accountability to see Implementation through.
By supplementing and refocusing executive skills, Weaver Business Coaching helps to:
- Develop leadership skills of high-potential individuals
- Improve the odds that newly promoted executives will be successful
- Development management & leadership skills among technical individuals
- Correct behavioral problems at the management level
- Help executives resolve interpersonal conflicts among employees
- Strategically focus on organization issues, while simultaneously addressing personal developmental concerns of executives
Do Any Of These Sound Like You?
- I barely keep my head above water, let alone think about “taking it to the next level.”
- I seem to be working too hard and making too little.
- I am expected to generate results, but I don’t have the tools and training to do so.
- I have been in training/seminars and learned lots of things, but I have not been utilizing them.
- I compromise my values and standards to achieve short-term objectives instead of long-term success.
- I am constantly reacting to situations and “putting out fires.”