Learning New Management Skills – In Just 10 Minutes!
The quick, easy and (very) cost effective way of learning new management skills
Do you want to learn some new management skills? How about learning how to delegate? Or how to take your performance appraisal meetings from mundane to motivational? What about learning some new management skills for improving employee job satisfaction (without using money!)? Or maybe polishing up your management skills in monitoring employee performance?
How does that sound?
‘Time consuming and expensive’ do I hear you say?
Not necessarily! I’ve just published four new kindle books which cover the key management skills of delegation, motivational performance appraisal meetings, improving employee job satisfaction and monitoring employee performance. These are the management skills that managers tell me, again and again, that they would like to learn – if they only had the time
Well, as you asked, what makes these kindle books special is that not only do they each provide step-by-step guides to improving your management skills but all of the books can be read in just 10 minutes! This means that for the price of a cup of coffee (and the time it takes to drink it) you can learn how to seriously improve your key management skills
Here are the details
1. Decide which tasks to delegate using a quick and simple ‘elimination exercise’
2. Identify which employee to delegate to using the ‘6 Criteria’ check list
3. Decide on the level of delegation (big surprise – you don’t have to delegate all the task)
4. Define the performance standard for the delegation with one key question
5. Have the delegation discussion – a step by step approach to:
a) Describing the task
b) Selling the delegation – including delegation that is not developmental for the employee!
c) Gaining agreement
d) Agreeing what support is needed
e) Agreeing monitoring methods
6. Use a quick strategy for communicating the delegation – and how to ‘walk the talk’
7. Make the delegation ‘stick’
This book is for managers who want a proven step by step guide to carrying out motivational appraisal meetings – and who only have 10 minutes to read it
There are only 9 steps to motivational performance appraisal meetings and I am going to show you how to do each of them. You’ll learn how to:
Step 1. Plan the logistics of the meeting with my ‘10 point check list’
Step 2. Create a motivational meeting agenda (by just using mine!)
Step 3. Prepare for the meeting: Using the ‘6 point plan for perfect preparation’
Step 4. Help your staff member prepare for the meeting: with my cut and paste ‘Staff Members Appraisal Meeting Preparation Checklist’
Step 5. Use the Four Top Techniques for Taking Your Meetings from Mundane to Motivational
Step 6. Share (not give) performance feedback
Step 7. Discuss development needs
Step 8. Talk about job satisfaction
Step 9. Close the meeting with a bang (not a whimper!)
This book is for managers who want a proven step by step guide to improving employee job satisfaction – and who only have 10 minutes to read it
There are only 5 steps to improving employee job satisfaction and I’m going to show you how to do each of them. You’ll learn how to:
Step One: Use four proven, research based techniques for improving employee job satisfaction (there’s a lot of research on employee job satisfaction – here’s how to make that research work for you)
Step Two: Manage expectations and get clear on ownership (and prevent the two classic job satisfaction discussion mistakes)
Step Three: Use a 3 stage exercise for helping your employee evaluate their current level of job satisfaction and areas for improvement (a ‘cut and paste’ exercise you can give your employees to make sure your job satisfaction discussions really work – for both of you)
Step Four: Hold a job satisfaction discussion (and learn how to deal with unworkable ideas)
Step Five: Take Action
This book is for managers who want a proven step by step guide to monitoring employee performance – and who only have 10 minutes to read it
There are only 5 steps to effectively monitoring employee performance and I am going to show you how to do each of them. You’ll learn how to:
Step 1. Get clear on what you are monitoring: a simple, three part exercise to ensure you are monitoring the important elements of your employee’s performance
Step 2. Identify easy and effective monitoring methods for:
• The numbers part of the job (the easy part)
• The behavioural part of the job (the ‘what was tricky but now easy too’ part!)
And get answers to the three key questions that stop managers monitoring performance!
Step 3. Involve your employee in monitoring their own performance (and find out why this is such a brilliant idea)
Step 4. Design a monitoring plan (or cut and paste the one I’ll give you)
Step 5. Monitor the elements of performance that just cannot be planned – the ‘opportunistic’ approach
So, let me ask you a question about management skills
Is it time to spend 10 minutes learning how to improve your management skills?