• pic1
  • pic2
  • pic3
  • pic4
  • pic5
  • pic6

Leadership

Develop senior team

Most successful managers are also successful leaders, motivating people towards achieving their organisation's strategic and commercial objectives. Many people are promoted purely because of their professional competence. Few receive any formal or even informal training in management. Many resort to a style that mimics how they were parented or managed earlier in their career. Being autocratic or democratic are two common forms of management style. Autocratic managers depend on their authority and the power that comes from occupying high position. Democratic managers depend on personal influence, participative problem solving and decision making. Being only autocratic or democratic usually limits that person's effectiveness as a manager. A better alternative is to become a ‘situational’ manager who adapts their style to fit their employees' stages of development. This means for that a manager may respond differently to the people in his/her team, choosing from a range of interventions from directive to supportive. Flexibility of style inevitably helps that manager to be more effective.

Your new strengths and abilities

  • Improved knowledge of different management styles, including ‘situational’ management.
  • Core competency frameworks developed (project management, delegation, running effective meetings, waste of time management, etc).
  • Risk and reward balanced using strengthened commercially sound foresight.
  • Use conflict constructively - if ideas don't stand up to aggressive attack it is usually time for a re-think.
  • Interpersonal and versatile communication skills developed.
  • A compelling vision and winning strategies developed.

Did you know?

The most flexible managers are also the highest performers. They have become self aware and have developed ways to communicate with, influence and motivate with different personalities.

Who would benefit?

Senior management and those people in your organisation who have the greatest degree of influence, or potential to influence, the delivery of strategy.

To discuss a current or potential need, contact Robin Johnson at OvationXL on 07774 415 561 or

Related themes



Self awareness - understanding your impact on others

Self-awareness is one of the top scoring requests that OvationXL receive. Senior management may be unused to receiving candid feedback on their style and mannerisms… …read more about this topic



Advanced communication skills to get 'buy in' for your ideas

Most business leaders find this topic enthralling. You learn about your own communication style and how it differs from others… …read more about this topic



Waste of time management

Unsurprisingly time management is a top theme for a great many leaders and senior managers. How we use our time is a critical skill if we are to consistently achieve the results we need in the workplace… …read more about this topic