The key thing I have observed about potential and new leaders is that they struggle to rise above the daily grind, finding themselves trapped by time, unable to rise above the clutter to lead. Those who are able to manage their time, who take control of their priorities and own their choices become more successful, quicker.
At the end of this course you will be able to apply practical techniques to regain control and feel more empowered. You will make conscious choices over how you manage your time so that you can concentrate on leading and prioritising those things that are important to you.
You will learn simple time management tricks. Some are my own, which I have developed over the years, others you may be familiar with. Use these tricks and you will see immediate positive results in your productivity, growth and wellbeing.
The course has three sections; Personal Responsibility, Balancing your Work and Life and The Art of Delegation. In addition to the lectures there will be some self-paced worksheet activities and resources you can access at any time.
This course is for those of you who want to be promoted to a management position within 12 months, are new to management and anyone who finds themselves so tied up in the detail that they can’t find the time to be the leader they want to be.
Small changes can make a difference and the simplest things can often have the biggest impact so the purpose of this session is to introduce some hints and tips on how to make your time work more effectively for you.
The perceived lack of control can have an impact on how we prioritise workload and how we manage our time. Knowing the difference between the situations that you can control and those that you cannot control can help you to focus your energy and keep you and those around you more motivated.
Feeling like a victim can often come as a result of being in a situation that is out of your control. Here we look at another way in which you can take control by asking yourself a simple question.
Talking about the Sphere of Influence and cheese is all very well, but what if you find yourself struggling to focus on what you need to do?
In this section I'll be focusing on some principles that come from Dr Stephen Covey, a thought leader and the author of a number of books, most notably "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People".
Often we find ourselves in a situation where the things that are important to us, the things that happen outside of work, take second place. By identifying the rocks, pebbles and sand in your life you will be able to prioritise the things that are most important to you.
How do you really know what is urgent and important at any given time? Defining what is urgent and important can help you to prioritise both work and life commitments.
In this final section we will spend some time looking at how you can be more effective in delegating your work so that you can focus on the things that give you energy.
The Freedom ladder is a tool that you can use to help you understand where you and different people in your team are in terms of readiness for delegation.
The activity matrix is something that I created and is a favourite of mine. It focuses your mind on the activities you enjoy doing and which you are good at.
In this section you will rediscover some simple ways you can regain control - none of it is rocket science - and much of it does not involve sending email!
Feeling overwhelmed by the problems generated by other people is common, especially if their problem suddenly becomes yours to manage. These problems are called monkeys.
A final wrap-up of the course content!
Having worked for a large global corporation for 23 years I decided to take a leap, feel the fear, take my own medicine and set up my own company providing tailored learning solutions.
I have a wealth of experience working cross culturally and as a leader in world wide and European teams. The last ten years have been spent honing my skills and expertise in Learning as a facilitator, consultant, and manager. I built my experience in traditional classroom based courses, virtual environments and large events with internal and external clients in the public and private sectors. I have expertise in blended learning solutions.
I like to keep things simple. I provide an environment where people have time to think, challenge their assumptions and the assumptions of others. I encourage participants to focus on themselves with the view to increasing their self awareness, which can be hard to do in today’s dynamic and ever changing environment.
Whilst many of the concepts will not be new, I strive to package and deliver them in a way that sets the meaning and context and makes them relevant to each individual. I focus on mind-set shift and long term positive action whilst having a lot of fun along the way.
Helping others to reach their full potential and enabling excellence. Women in leadership.