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Leadership development for supervisors, managers and business owners
Improve your destiny with present-day decisions.
Inspire the best efforts from the human capital assets around you with team leadership skills.
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At the same time become the bright star in your organisation.
We are offering a helping hand to improve an existing career or to make it easier for a career change, to create a better future life and higher living standards.
What are your destiny goals?
Where are you going to end up as Manager and Leader?
Is it your goal to develop yourself to your full potential?
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Most managers have a formal qualification in their field of occupational specialization, like finance, marketing, production, engineering, human resources and so on. They also stay on top of new developments in these fields of specialization by attending seminars, conferences and reading up on subject matters in technical publications. However, as managers, who also fulfil a leadership role, they do not necessarily stay on top of management and leadership principles in the same manner.
Normally, in order to comply with the law, you must earn a relevant driver license to drive a vehicle on a public road in any country. If you want to become a doctor, you must first earn the relevant qualifications to get your license to apply your skills in the medical profession. Likewise, if you want to become an engineer or lawyer you must first earn your qualifications by formal studies and pass certain minimum standards, before the relevant degree can be bestowed on you, as your license to operate in your particular sphere of expertise. If you aspire to become a Supervisor, Manager or Top Level Manager, you must also earn your relevant license to operate in such positions, the same way that the drivers, doctors, engineers and lawyers do. Otherwise, you can never claim to be a career professional as a Supervisor, Manager or Top Level Manager, as you will be trying to drive a section, department or organisation without a proper license.
The importance of management education, management development and management training cannot be over-emphasised. Whether the knowledge about management principles is obtained through formal study programs at Universities or internally through on the job training or through external seminars or programs, it is of the utmost importance for any person in any job in life; even for the self-employed, entrepreneurs, Kings, Presidents of Countries, the richest people in life and even the lowest level of jobs. Management is about being efficient, while leadership is about being effective.
No single degree or program can give you all the management and leadership knowledge you may need. It is a question of never-ending continuous education, whereby you constantly take stock of your present knowledge base and compare it to what is needed in order to identify the shortcomings. You must then try to attend those courses, which can fill the gap in your knowledge base.
A general lack of management and leadership skills in employees can be detrimental to any organisation. Lack of management skills can lead to poor decisions, disheartening of employees, lower productivity, lower profits and in the end also be responsible for increase in poverty and increase in the unemployment rate.
There come times in one’s life when one have to ask the question: “Where am I going?”.
Where Are You Going? by David Allan King:
“Do you know where you are going? I mean, do you know where your life is headed for right now? To be progressing towards our goals in life we need to be focused. We need to know where we are going and to have at least some idea of where we are on the journey.
The trouble with most of us can often be that we try to travel in the fog or in the dark without a light to show the way forward. I am pretty sure that most people, including you, asked these questions, would not be able to give a clear answer. And maybe at times I am in that category too!
There are often options open to us which blur the picture of where we are going. Lack of focus on our goal or goals can mean that our energy is dissipated and wasted because it is spread too thinly over several ideas or projects. In some cases it may be worse than this. Lack of direction can cause a sort of vision paralysis. We feel stuck in the place where we are, unable to move because we have no sense of direction.
Even worse than this can be the attitude which many have that life is just for living day by day and that no goals are necessary. This is a recipe for disaster in terms of any sort of real progress on the pathway that you are on this planet to pursue. If you are doing that, trying to be JUST a good something or other like wife, husband, mother, father, son, daughter, employer or employee, then you are under-achieving vastly and missing the mark.-You don’t know where the mark is or even know that there is one to be aiming for!
All of the above mentioned functions are important. But each one only describes what we are in ONE aspect of our lives. To take just one example, the woman who strives ONLY to please her husband and ignores her own needs for fulfilment and progress in life is stunted and will not grow spiritually or as a person. What we are to another individual is only one small part of our being, regardless of how large that part may seem at times.
So I ask the question again: Do you know where you are going? Do you know where your life is headed for right now? If your answer is in the negative (and remember, for most people it probably will) then you need to STOP AND TAKE STOCK of your life. If you continue on the way you are now you will reap no more than what you are sowing. Much more needs to be said about goals. Listen to all that your higher self wishes to tell you and do that essential stocktaking before another day, week, month, year or decade passes without significant progress or achievement.”
Many managers go into retirement without ever discovering the clear-cut answers to the management and leadership riddle, which will remain for them mysteries forever, but which do not have to stay that way for you, the reader of this publication.
One’s destiny is in one’s own hands and can be changed if one takes action before it becomes too late in a career lifetime.
See this video on how one’s life and destiny can change. It has a run time of only 3 minutes and 55 seconds:
The choices we make when we come to crossroads in our lives, determine our future fates.
Jim Donovan, author, published a book with the title that says it all “This is your life, not a dress rehearsal”.
Make the best of your career while you can, before it becomes too late. If you cannot see what’s coming, you may become the casualty.
If one takes a look at how work is organised and delegated throughout an organisation in the business world and public sectors, by means of their organisation structures, it becomes obvious that almost all employees, on all levels, are organised under some or other group leader on the organisation chart, to whom they report. So, if one expands one’s knowledge on team leadership, it may well be the easiest and most rewarding skills one can obtain for career advancement, whether one is a seasoned group leader or someone aiming to become one.
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As we all have only one relative short life we recommend that you take action as soon as possible.
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People with career ideals do skills analysis, identify skill shortcomings, dream up new career goals and actively do career planning to improve skills for future career growth!
People who want to make headway in career prosperity will do the necessary self-introspection to identify competency deficiencies and plan to overcome it.
People who want to make inroads in career advancement will do self-investigation to identify skill weaknesses to be rectified with self-improvement methods.
We have identified four areas of general neglect, to a greater or lesser degree, in organisations worldwide:
1. The responsibility of interviewing job applicants is mostly left to line managers, but they do not get trained in interviewing skills.
2. Persons are placed in positions of authority, with subordinates reporting to them, but they do not get trained to become better team leaders.
3. Strategic planning, what is also known as SWOT analysis, has been around as concept for ages, but only a handful of organisations, big and small, are using it for improvement. Many still do not use it. As a tool It can be just as valuable for individuals as for organisations.
4. The same argument applies to performance management as a concept.
The insights one can gain here, will not only improve one’s life in an occupational job or career working for an employer, but the same knowledge can also improve one’s life as an employer of people in the role of main shareholder, business owner or entrepreneur!
The main focus is on team leadership improvement to get the best efforts out of oneself and other human beings!
Get the leadership skills to improve human capital talents around you!
One does not need a high education to become a person of influence and at the same time improve one’s own life.
Enrich yourself with four sets of competencies and you will be on your way to become a formidable and dynamic team leader.
The younger generation employees in the workplace want faster job experience, faster job enrichment, faster more challenging tasks, faster career development and career growth, but they learn too slow how to get there. They have a blind spot for the reality in the workplace, while the answer is right in front of them.
We all go through this slowness in mental maturity growth and most of us find the answer too late in our career lives, both as employees and business owners.
Our destinies are shaped by present-day decisions and can ultimately be much better if we had the wisdom earlier.
Subscribers to our occasional newsletter, will get: 1. “If you do not know where you want to go, how will you ever get there? – Stop and think” plus all three publications displayed below for free. The titles are 2. “Command your life – secrets to managing your own destiny”, 3. “Your true calling – finding the purpose of life is never an easy task, but we have nailed it for you” and 4. “Change your life to success by changing your mind”.
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Here are our recommended skills development stages, as displayed in the goal development diagram above:
1. Develop leadership and team leadership skills for faster job promotion.
2. Develop Entrepreneurship skills to start your own business.
3. Create jobs and employ people into your business.
4. Utilise your all-round acquired leadership skills to inspire the best efforts from all employees.
5. Experience great success with your business.
The foundation building blocks to becoming a better human being and having a better future career life are locked up in a continuous lifelong learning process:
1. Pre-school circumstantial influences of love, safety, security, attention, playing, motivation, medical care and learning.
2. Primary school circumstantial influences of love, safety, security, attention, playing, motivation and learning.
3. Secondary school influences combined with own decisions, self-motivation, self-determination, self-learning and growing into teenagers.
4. Tertiary education and becoming young adults, while studying for a future career.
5. Marriage and learning how to become a better spouse.
6. Family building and learning how to become a better parent.
7. Career building and learning how to create a healthy balance between work, family needs and spouse attention.
8. Learning how to care for medical health and healthy habits, while balancing yourself on a tight rope between all the attention grabbing needs of work and family.
9. Learning what principles to master for best career growth, like management, team leadership, leadership integrity, best practises and entrepreneurship.
10. Giving early attention to retirement planning and an occupation after retirement.
Continuous learning and relationship building are major factors throughout a whole lifecycle as a human being. It is pretty obvious, but do we always think about it?
“Become captain of your ship and master of your destiny”.
We provide the training most employers do not provide. Join our membership and get our training to increase your usefulness, employer mobility and prosperity.
Treat human capital the right way and one may flourish with them, but treat them the wrong way and one may go down the drain or stagnate with them.
We have everything you may ever need to increase your disposable income as employee and to increase your disposable income as employer (with a little bit of humour included, as can be seen below)!
How to score high in exams! The first priority for leadership development, ought to start here for scholars, pupils and students of ages 16 and higher. Early leadership development training, was cleverly integrated into the contents of chapter 8 of this guide. One can say it is a prelude to our highly regarded team leadership training course. On its own, this is already a great bonus, killing two birds with one stone!
The first priority for young adults, who have completed their studies (graduates), should start with our team leadership training course, to close the knowledge gap in “Human Engineering”, which may not have been part of their occupational study curriculum:
The first priority for leadership development, ought to start here for older cats, who still desire improvements in their career paths, before it becomes too late:
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