Many people have stated that leaders and managers should be one and the same, however this clearly is not the case in many businesses. In an ideal world all managers would be leaders and all leaders would be managers, unfortunately we are faced with the reality of many leaders letting management skills and many managers lacking leadership skills. What we need to do is perhaps seek a middle-of-the-road solution whereupon we can instill the desired traits into the relevant people. This can be done via a suitably designed management training programme, which encourages leadership skills and qualities.
Management training has often been underestimated, which leads to a lack of suitably skilled and or qualified personnel to lead an organization terms of the desired strategies and overall objectives and goals. One could therefore deduce that this underestimation of management training can seriously the business as a whole, specifically with regard’s to the strategies that are not implemented correctly.
Management training can be conducted in a variety of means and via a wide selection of service providers. This is naturally all relative to price and budget, what many business owners fail to realise is that this very management training can be conducted primarily on an in-house basis. This will allow the business owner or senior executive to establish a firm foundation with the earmarked potential manager in terms of that specific business’ requirements.
Should the company be seeking to establish an alternative strategic direction, the most logical step would be to seek outsourced training in line with the desired strategies to be implemented. This is often the case when companies seek to implement strategies and practices that are not very well known within the areas of operation. It would be foolish to consider a management decision to be implemented effectively by an individual who lacks both experience and training in line with the desired outcome of the company.
Implementation of a new strategy requires that the leader has a suitable relationship with his subordinates, in order to ensure a smooth and problem free transition within the implementation phase. Times have changed a lot of uncertainty can cause a fair amount of friction and disputes within the workplace environment. This requires the mentioned leadership qualities as well as sufficient management skills to pull the workforce together and to enable a positive and progressive environment.
The business owner has to consider the future leaders of the business alongside the future of the company itself. Management training should be implemented alongside with the goals and objectives as well as the strategic direction of the company in a holistic business plan and direction, the manager and or leader, preferably both should be allowed to grow from within the company and should be exposed to suitable training and leadership development opportunities.