Managers can improve their influence and control over outcomes through appropriate support and assertive intervention with their team members. The relationship between each employee and his/her manager provides the best leverage for motivation - or demotivation - with respect to productive work behaviors. Most managers are less effective at people-management than required to meet day-to-day objectives. People management is one of the most difficult tasks in business!
Most managers have already had training courses in coaching and other interpersonal skills; however, the continued difficulty in these areas often suggests a more complete approach.
ValuePoint provides a structured professional development program for managers which utilizes coaching as a real-time framework for learning while doing. With or without our initial training, managers can develop people management skills while working through actual situations with direct reports, peers, or even bosses. Specific objectives are set with respect to the target situation, but these objectives are pursued in the context of self-growth as a management professional. Both face-to-face meetings and web-based interactive audio meetings are utilized to minimized time away from the job.