Fabulous and Fantastic

Written by Michelle Mook on . Posted in Sunflower Diaries

In a few weeks we will be starting a new Management Development Programme with 6 leaders/ managers who are looking to develop their skills and confidence in this area, which is fantastic.

We are really excited about this, and here’s why?

This is a clear message to us that, although many of us have been through difficult times, there are opportunities out there – how fabulous is that! We all just need to keep going and keep believing and keep working together. Together we are formidable!

Secondly, this demonstrates that some businesses are really seeing the importance of having strong leadership as we start to reintegrate and move into recovery. Leaders/managers will need to have a strong sense of self, a high degree of emotional intelligence and a skill set that can compassionately and respectfully lead and manage some new types of conversations and situations that are likely to emerge. In fact, we are already seeing challenges coming through including team conflict, working arrangements, and social distancing not being respected in the workplace.

The issue we have seen in many businesses is that the leaders/managers are often promoted into positions due to their technical excellence, sometimes we have seen it where the manager position goes to the person who has been there the longest. This is nothing new but the road to recovery is! Businesses will need talented, emotionally intelligent leaders to re-motivate and engage individuals and teams that have been impacted in recent months.

Our next programme starting in September is nearly full, and we would like to thank those businesses for supporting us. This means that in turn, we can support our local suppliers which is just fantastic. However, it’s not too late and there are still a couple of places left if you’re interested.

If you would like fabulous leaders/managers and feel your leaders/ managers would benefit from some support as we move forward, please contact us on info@pro-development.co.uk. We have lots of options ranging from on-line events to our fantastic 7 month experiential programme. Fabulous news too, 40% funding is available for eligible SMEs in the Leeds City Region through the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges. Click here to find out more.

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