Managing: Mission and Posture
Why become a manager and what are the paradoxes of it? What are the duties, qualities and skills expected from a good manager?
In this course, you will find keys to take your first steps as a manager in your relationship with your employees and your boss. Showing constructive behaviour and posture.
The reasons that made you accept the managerial function will in fact influence the way you manage. What made you accept or apply for the managerial function: Money, evolution, power, self-actualization? It is important to be clear about your motivation and to open them up to higher levels, to keep good energy levels through all the stages and challenges of your managerial life.
What does it mean to be a manager? What really changes?
To tell you the truth, it’s a radical change. Another way of thinking, another way of being and another way of acting. Above all, you will have 3 major responsibilities to manage.
A responsibility for results, for employee satisfaction (their motivation) and for implementing the group’s policies.
Being a manager requires developing 3 main qualities: to show kindness in order to establish mutual trust, to build up managerial courage in order to make decisions and keep the helm of objectives, and finally to develop the agility to adapt to different people and permanent transformations.
In 2018, 30% of employees described their line manager as “bad”. The judgment is so radical that it is easier to understand why 2/3 of employees would not want the manager’s position.
Is it so difficult to be a competent manager?
The manager has to go from “doing” to “getting done”, from “acting” to “getting people to act”. How can this be done? By being at the same time an organizer, a facilitator and a leader.
The challenge of being a manager has intensified. Since 1910, managers have been asked to be supervisors, then bosses, executives, leaders, coaches, intrapreneurs and finally facilitators. In addition to all these roles, they must walk a tightrope of expectations, sometimes at the opposite end of the scale from all their interlocutors.evelop the agility to adapt to different people and permanent transformations.
Are you a soon-to-be manager ? Or have you recently been promoted? Becoming a manager is an essential career step. The first impression you will make is the one that will make a lasting impression and guide the weeks to come. There are five pitfalls to avoid during these first steps in your new position: parachuting, the invisible man, naivety, certainties and rushing.
How do you create an alliance with your boss? How can you improve your relationship with your superior: finding your place in front of your boss, understanding the implicit and explicit needs of your superior, telling them your coaching needs, and adjusting your communication style with them.
How can we maintain a constructive attitude to facilitate cooperation at work and manage disputes and conflicts with ease? We will see the 3 hindrances to avoid (criticism, confirmation and justification) and the 4 good habits to maintain. These attitudes will help you reopen the field of possibilities.