To succeed in business you need to have the right management style and skills, and these aren’t things that everyone is naturally born with. If you are new to management, or if you’re an old dog looking to learn a couple of new tricks, the following books are all sure to give your management style — and therefore your business — the boost that it needs.
Fish by Stephen Lundin
Widely described as a business classic, this fantastic book is all about boosting morale in the workplace and thereby improving results.
Little Black Book of Management by Suzanne Turner
This really is one of those ‘must have’ business management books, as it covers time management, brainstorming, presentations, team building, communication, process management, training and assessment.
If your goal is to work in training and assessment there are some things beyond education that will help you. Of course, certain certificates are not only helpful but often mandatory depending what area and organisation you want to work in. Keep in mind that you will never stop learning as you work through a career as a trainer.
Learning to Teach
There is a commonly held belief that teaching is only suitable to certain personality types and traits. It is as if you have to be born to be a teacher and most people will list the following as features of a great trainer:
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An interesting fact about teaching is that regardless of whether you’re teaching someone to knit or whether you’re training them to assemble a rocket launcher, the basic principles of how to effectively pass on knowledge are the same. Sure, the content of the lesson will vary greatly (at least one would hope!!) but the way in which you carry out the process should be very similar. It is this reason that so many professionals at all walks of life choose to undertake a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. This generic course allows students to learn the art of passing on knowledge in an effective and efficient way. This article outlines some of the basic principles of training.
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Good management training is critical to the success of any business, yet all too often it is overlooked. An effective employee is promoted to a management position that requires a completely different skill set and is expected to hit the ground running. The results can be disastrous for both the new manager and the company. It doesn’t have to be that way though. There is an enormous range of business management courses available. Investing in one will have a really positive impact on your business. Here’s why: