Three Development Areas for Successful Leadership

Being a leader and a manager is one of the most rewarding, yet tough, jobs that you can do. You are expected to be inspirational to your staff, whilst managing their performance. You are required to be “agents” of change, whilst keeping up morale and getting buy-in. You are also required to be at the forefront of implementing your organisation’s strategy, whilst keeping staff on board.

After speaking to managers and leaders across a range of sectors, Understanding ModernGov have created tailored content and a range of courses that will help you become a successful leader.

Whether you are new or experience director, head of department, chief executive or manager; we want you to have the necessary tools to take your leadership skills to the next level.

Three Development Areas for Successful Leadership


1.       Effective Coaching and Mentoring

Coaching and mentoring your staff is a powerful and cost-effective tool. Help your staff to make better decisions, solve problems that are holding them back, learn new skills, and progress their careers.

Understanding ModernGov’s highly interactive Effective Coaching and Mentoring training course will help you to develop the key skills and techniques that are required to become an effective coach or mentor.

See all of the upcoming dates we have available for this course here. .

2.       Effectively Communicating and Managing Change

The success of your organisation’s strategy depends on effective communication. As a leader, you are at the forefront of delivering change within your organisation, however you need the full support of your staff to achieve this.

By gaining senior buy-in, engendering an appreciation for change amongst your staff, and communicating your strategy to key stakeholders, you will be able to create a change-ready organisation.

See a full list of our communications courses that can help you deliver change in your organisation more effectively, here..

3.       Effective People Performance Management

As the saying goes, “you’re only as strong as your weakest link”, so it’s important you have the tools and techniques at your disposal to help you manage performance across your team.

You might have someone who is under-performing, which is impacting productivity and morale. Conversely, you might have someone who is a star performer who gets frustrated at not being stretched enough. And then there is everyone in between.

We run a number of training courses that have been built with performance management in mind. See our courses (here) that can help you to identify and manage under-performance, develop confidence and techniques to manage difficult conversations, re-engage under-performing staff and keep high-performing staff motivated.

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