A MANAGER’S GUIDE: Work Responsibilities and Psychology

A guide to the issues faced by managers and the responsibilities which they must master.
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Gain experience and insights into the management practice, that will allow you to base your decision making and actions on facts and on best practices.
Improve your practice as a manager through the use of professional techniques.
Become a more objective, insightful and effective leader.
Absorb interesting concepts, terminology and examples, which will improve your ability to discuss the profession with your colleagues.
Learn advanced techniques in areas such as team leadership and the formation of strategic alliances, which will prepare you for career advancement.
Make a smooth transition from a worker to a manager, and once a manager, have the knowledge required to stay there!
Become a better manager who is respected by subordinates, superiors and peers.


  • To have an interest in human interaction and behaviour.
  • To have an interest in the development of professional management skills.
  • To be open to learning psychological insights which apply to the role.
  • An ability to handle topics of various complexities, from simple to complex.
  • It is recommended to review the lectures more than once. It is recommended to write down notes and thoughts after every lecture. These actions will help you to remember the material.


Management issues are often a priority for most business executives.  Examples of questions on the minds of these executives include:  “Where can I find management talent to run the company?” or “Is there someone already working for the company who can be developed as a manager?” In short, business executives need management talent to run their organizations effectively, but this talent can be hard to find. In fact, for various reasons, professional management talent is scarce. This course aims to help in this regard, by training people so they are able to fulfill this need. The purpose of the course is to assist people in increasing their management competencies, and thus, ensure success in team lead, management, or executive roles. This course will help management students to notice what’s important about the various responsibilities which manager’s have. It will provide the students with an understanding of the management functions. Further, the course provides a psychological insight into management, an often understudied and underutilized perspective. This course will help aspiring managers prepare for the task of management, as well; it will help managers already in the field, who would like to add theoretical and applied ideas to their knowledge base.

This course is divided up into five sections: the introduction to the course, the recruitment of employees, the everyday responsibilities, the evaluation of performance, and the professional techniques.  These five sections will provide both theoretical and practical insights, which are applicable to the management role. In the course, you will get information regarding various common management topics, including:

  • Why the management profession is unique among the professions.

  • Differences between external and internal recruitment.

  • The limitations of the unstructured interview.

  • Conducting a structured interview.

  • The purpose behind an authentic job preview.

  • How to best perform various responsibilities, including; delegation, motivation, mentorship.

  • Setting goals, and using reward and punishment to guide behaviour.

  • Looking for and preparing an understudy.

  • Assessments and their role in shaping performance.

  • Assessing employees objectively.

  • The reason, the process and the problems of performance evaluations.

  • The levels of communication.

  • Communicating and collaborating with Human Resources.

  • Responding to a problem employee.

  • Leading a team effectively.

  • What are strategic alliances, why are they needed, and what are the benefits.

  • How are strategic alliances forged?

The goal of the course is to help prepare you with the quick insight necessary to succeed in the management role. The ideas presented were designed to help you to enhance your practice.

Who this course is for:

  • Production Workers, Team leaders, Supervisors, Managers.
  • Students of leadership, management, and psychology.
  • Anyone wishing to become an effective leader or manager.
  • Anyone wishing to gain an insight into the responsibilities of a manager.
  • Anyone wishing to understand how psychology impacts the role.
  • Anyone who is likely to be promoted to a new management role.
  • A person who is a new manager and is undergoing training.
  • Management professionals pursuing professional development.
  • Production workers who wish to understand their manager's role.
  • Business professionals who need to perform leadership functions.
  • Business professionals who wish to lead objectively and effectively.


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Skills Gap Trainer produces articles, tutorials, guides and other digital resources for workers. These digital resources are available for free online to help workers or aspiring workers overcome the “skills gap” problem they may face. Skills Gap Trainer also creates "video-based" and on-demand "bridging" courses. These courses are aimed to fill in the gap between traditional secondary, college or university school systems and the workplace. They are designed to provide quick professional insights that are needed for success in various occupational roles. There is a small nominal administrative fee associated with some of the courses.

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