Now that you’ve convinced top management that leadership training is worthwhile for your managers, supervisors, and high performers, you need the right content for training. The first skill great leaders learn, for example, is how to manage all the resources at their disposal, including personal, human, technical, informational, and perhaps most important, time.
In this issue, we give you valuable techniques for maximizing resources that you can teach your leaders.
- Honestly assess what you’re best at (technical? motivation?).
- Do what you do best whenever possible.
- Seek ways to turn weaknesses into strengths (courses? more attention?).
- Delegate your weaker areas to employees who have proven ability in those areas.
- Hire and assign employees based on their proven abilities.
- Encourage employees to build on their strengths with practice, courses, etc.
- Work with employees to overcome their weaknesses with demonstrations, buddies, coaching, courses, etc.
- Maintain relationships throughout the organization to stay up-to-date on available talents.
- Work with other supervisors and managers to share and build on personal and team member abilities.
You know your managers could do a better job if they were trained—and now BLR® offers you an easy and affordable way to get that done—with our TrainingToday® 24/7 online Leadership Library. Get more information.
Technical and Informational
- Try to obtain the most efficient equipment for the job.
- Avoid assuming that the newest or most expensive is the best.
- Provide employees with the training and practice to make the most of their resources.
- Identify opportunities to benefit from equipment or information used or developed elsewhere in the organization.
- Identify and eliminate time wasters such as surfing the Web, meetings with no clear agenda, long lunches, reports nobody reads.
- Ask employees to suggest time wasters they feel could be eliminated or reduced.
- Make completing tasks on time one of the criteria by which employee performance is judged.
- Develop priority lists for your own tasks and have employees do the same.
- Stick with your lists as you go through the workday.
- Delegate tasks when an employee has the talent or interest to do it faster and better than you.
Worried about ever getting your managers and supervisors trained to be effective leaders? It isn’t easy to fit it in—schedulewise or budgetwise—but now there’s BLR’s Leadership Library for Managers and Supervisors. Train all your people, at their convenience, 24/7, for one standard fee. Get more information.
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This turnkey service requires no setup, no course development time, no software to install, and no new hardware. Your employees can self-register, and training can be taken anytime (24/7), anywhere, with nothing but a PC and an Internet connection. Courses take only about 30 minutes to complete.
Just as important, TrainingToday® automatically documents training. As trainees sign on, their identifications are automatically registered. When the program is completed, the trainee’s score is entered. So, when you want to see who has or hasn’t yet trained on any subject or you want to look at the across-the-board activity of any one employee, it’s all there, instantly available to you, your boss, an inspector—even a plaintiff’s attorney.
These are all motivational, actionable programs—for both employees and supervisors—in such key areas as sexual harassment, the FMLA, diversity, communication, USERRA, recruiting, and many more. The courses are kept up to date to reflect federal and state regulatory changes, and what’s more, we continually add new programs.
The Leadership Library for Managers and Supervisors, for example, provides you with a sensible (and economic) solution.
The Leadership Library for Managers and Supervisors allows you to:
- Train on demand. Employees can complete training anytime from anywhere. All they need are a computer and an Internet connection.
- Reinforce training topics with engaging graphics and quizzes to test their knowledge.
- Monitor and track the results of your training program with the built-in recordkeeping tool.
- Save costs. The more you train, the more cost-effective the training becomes.
The Leadership Library for Managers and Supervisors is a Web-based training tool that can be utilized by any organization. All you need are a computer and Internet access—the library is available 24/7.