Management Development Training for most companies today focuses on technical requirements or strategic planning, communications, marketing, etc. As important as these “hard” skills are, they fail to engage today’s Managers and Executives in the needed Core Competency to lead teams to improved productivity. The essential skill for managing people to execute projects and assignments is effective delegation. You need to Plan projects and assignments, Delegate the action steps and Manage the execution. Of these, “Delegation” is the least emphasized and the most important.
This apparent contradiction has much to do with the assumption by Companies that the manager already has this skill or has acquired it some where along the road. Nope…doesn’t happen. Should not be left to Chance. Needs to be a focus in manager and executive development…/but just isn’t!
- Where do you get this important training and manager development?
- What are the key skills and techniques for effective delegation of work?
- How do you learn to avoid the pitfalls and obstacles to effective delegation?
FACT: Nothing is move coveted by today’s business and industry than a Manager who can get results through effective execution of important projects and assignments.
The skills and techniques required to achieve substantial increases in employee and team productivity are available. They are also often over-looked as a cause of poor productivity and execution. Often employees are blamed for lack of skill or motivation or the Manager is just assumed to have not been very effective. This is most often not the case.
Productivity improvement and project Execution success depend on mastering certain skills and techniques that have very important impact on effectiveness. Here is a list of just some of theses skills and techniques;
√ Quick and effective Project Planning to define the Action Steps for a given Project.
√ Delegating assignments through the “Lens of the Employee”.
√ Visual Delegation techniques to insure clarity of assignments and employee buy-in.
There are other skills and techniques and a number of delegation obstacles to learn to overcome but our Program on Management by Delegation covers all of them. The point is this. If you are a seasoned Executive desiring to develop advanced skills for effective Project management or a supervisor or new manager wanting to learn new skills for managing and effective delegation, you need to take responsibility for seeking out the training needed. To develop or increase your reputation as a leader who gets things done quickly and effectively managing teams on key assignments you have to learn new skills. You can not reach new heights of project management and execution using the same skills you have today…can not happen.