How to Become a Successful Manager

How to Become a Successful Manager

During the Covid-19 crisis, ‘I need you to step up’  is a phrase many leaders have been uttering to their senior teams, who in turn are using this phrase with their own direct reports. In many diverse organizations, team members have been asked to volunteer for completely different roles, employees with no management experience or training have suddenly being promoted to run teams, or asked to deputise for a colleague, who may be seconded to a project or has been made redundant.

Jill Maidment is the Founder and Director of Natural Talent.  She is a highly respected, sought-after and effective International Executive Business Coach and Mentor, Career and Transition Coach, Resilience Coach and British Psychological Society qualified Assessor.  For 18 years Jill and our Associates have been providing high impact, solutions-focused Coaching and Training to leaders, managers and their teams in some of the world’s largest organizations, as well as working with professional firms and large public sector organizations and SMEs.  You can find her Audio Talk on this topic here: 

Please contact Jill for a confidential initial chat to find out more about our services or to book a virtual Training session.

In a crisis many team members need to be clearer than ever on their roles, responsibilities, accountabilities and the amount of decision-making authority they have.  They need to feel empowered, have clear direction and SMART objectives. So, how can team members step up in to a management role and how can existing managers develop their skills?

In order to be able to demonstrate that he/she is stepping up, a manager can consciously work on developing all aspects of their management style including the following:

During Natural Talent’s Coaching and Training module we assist managers who are struggling to juggle tasks, people, and their time, in order to deliver on business strategy, targets and projects; those who are experts in their field but new to the management role; managers who need motivating and are looking to improve their overall management skills; and high potential team leaders or supervisors.

‘You were brilliant.  Everyone has learnt a lot and enjoyed the training; they gave you an overall mark of 92%.’  HR Manager

Please read some of our Client Success Stories here and contact us to discuss your requirements or to book a Coaching or Training module via video call.