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How Managers Should View Training and Development

Being completely focused to develop people requires dedication mentally, along with physically. The number one way to train your key people would be to possess a strong commitment and be mentally prepared for what it will take.


Don’t reflect on doing the all the work yourself. Developing people is important but requires someone who is willing to involve others. We should recognize that as a pre-requisite to balanced leadership with others on your team. With that in mind, we are able to review the steps required:


Define the skills required

Assess the current abilities of a trainee in these skills

Organize a training outline with, objectives, training materials and resources

Determine who will participate in the training

Set a time table and standards for completion

Establish measures for success and recognition for completion


Just know, developing a management training program is important and achievable.


Developing Staff In Everyday Business Life


While you training staff a day, a week or longer for 1 month, you might find that the time commitment is affecting other areas of your business life. This commitment to developing your staff would be a major commitment of time and effort that shapes you in several ways.


If you would think back to when we initially started talking about the process of developing people, you probably remember being presented with the following questions:


Do you want to strengthen your management team?


Would you like to reduce your work load?


Does developing your future team help you?


These are questions which tap into attributes that establish if you are really to develop people. These are management lifestyle choices. Had you answered no to these specific questions, you are not merely acknowledging that you are not dedicated to develop staff, but rather, you corroborated your satisfaction with the skills and abilities of your staff and the work load you shoulder.


Definitely no one will ever say developing the skills and abilities of your team would be easy. It is undeniable you have to be “developer type” manager along with a desire for a productive team to even try developing others. Just be mindful that rewarding activities like training and development take energy and sacrifice. If living out life-changing people development successes was as easy as snapping fingers, everyone might be doing it.


Whenever you commit to implementing training for members of your team or business unit, you will be investing a great deal of energy. Ultimately, you are wrestling against the status quo, time demands and your many priorities. That said, the productive characteristic which are necessary to training your people and magnifying their abilities, also, augments your overall business life and team performance. What could be more important to your personal success and reputation.



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Michael D. Moore is the publisher of Management By Delegation and is a veteran executive with 40+ years in the Banking and Insurance Industries. A devoted entrepreneur, using his business experience to provide resources for managers and leaders at all levels. For the last 5 years, he has built a growing web presence for helping people with personal and professional development. To learn more about these advanced concepts & join our group Click here 5 Must Have Management Skills

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