Striving for Great Leadership Takes Great Training
13 May 2014 at 11:02 am
No matter what industry you work in or what kind of managerial or leadership role you hold, there is always room for improvement. Continuing to grow as a leader means acquiring the skills needed to motivate and inspire your team to achieve results.
At Red Cross Training Services we believe that while great leaders are said to be born, there’s strong evidence that great leadership qualities can be nurtured and developed. Here are some of them:
Optimistic with an all round positive attitude
|Phil Schluter and Kathy Hewish in the Red Cross Training Services Business Hub in Adelaide.|
‘Do as I do’ is a mind set adopted by managers at all levels. Setting a good example is one of the simplest ways to build a happy and productive team. Positive conversations, well, just verbal conversations are often overlooked in today’s digital world.
Whilst concise and succinct emails can have their place, often it would take minimal effort to add in some pleasantries. Using a mix of communication channels and maintaining a positive attitude will be valued by your team. Work doesn’t always have to be fun to be enjoyable. Seeing obstacles and challenges as opportunities for improvement is the foresight of strong leaders.
Motivating and Inspirational
People look to their manager for direction, guidance and assurance. To be an effective leader is it vital you take the time to understand the dynamics within your team so you can harness their skills and maximise their output. Creating an energetic and motivating workplace will lead to a positive and productive culture.
Confident and Decisive
Clear goals and objectives are vital element in any leadership plan but unfortunately well know that things don’t always go to plan. Adapting to the situation and remaining calm and confident will ensure your team stays focussed.
Confident leaders are also able to make tough and timely decisions when required. Well established communications will enable you to collect details required to effective decisions and stick with it.
Commitment to Improve
Keeping an open mind and always striving to learn new things will instil a culture of continuous improvement. Supporting staff to challenge the status quo in an effort to improve efficiencies and work practices should be encouraged by all managers. Making sure your team not only have the tools they need to carry out is only part of the equation.
Set challenging yet achievable goals that are supported by opportunities for learning and development will lead to success for you and your team.
Are You a Current or Aspiring Manager?
Ask yourself, what learning opportunities have you considered to take you to the next level of Management? In a Not for Profit environment there are often quite different challenges managers face in addition to those in the commercial world and often mainstream training programs lack relevance.
Designed by Australia’s largest humanitarian organisation, Red Cross Training Services offers a Diploma of Management which blends national business standards with a focus on the not for profit sector.
As a world leader, Red Cross attracts experienced and qualified trainers who will help you become a skilled and confident manager while you work. Find out more about studying with Red Cross Training Services. Courses start early June nationally.
Here’s what some of our students and trainers have to say:
“With over 20 years practical experience in developing newly appointed managers, aspiring managers, or existing managers with experience and without formal qualifications, I enjoy the interactions, challenges and student development as they proceed through the course.”
Phil Schluter (Trainer – Diploma of Management)
Bach of Business, Grad Dip Further Education, Dip of Management, Dip of Human Resource Management, Cert IV Training and Assessment, Cert IV Career Planning
“Professionally I want to continue develop my skills as a team leader. Personally there is a sense of accomplishment in completing the Diploma that I now have with me for the future. The course helped me to strengthen working relationships made me feel more confident in myself and the decisions I make.”
Kathy Hewish (Red Cross Training Services Graduate)
Team Leader, Customer Service Centre Australian Red Cross
Benefits of Red Cross Training Services
• Complete your studies in under 12 months
• Flexible study options while you work
• Workshop format: 1 day per month face to face
• Coaching from industry experienced trainers
Register with Red Cross Training Services today by calling 1300 367 428 or visit redcross.edu.au