Survival Strategies for New Managers

Venue: Johannesburg

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Event Date/Time: Jun 01, 2009 End Date/Time: Jun 05, 2009
Registration Date: May 29, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 01, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Jun 05, 2009
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Monday, 1st June 2009

Addressing the Role of the Manager
•Descriptions of the role of manager
•What do effective managers do?

Conquering Personality Challenges That May Influence the Efficiency of a New Manager

•Determining typical personality strengths of subordinate according to personality groups
•Stressing the personality danger areas, relating to the leadership position of new or potential managers
•Identifying all personality dangers areas of subordinates according to personality groups

Personality Type Indicators

•Individual profiling of each individual leader
•Identify personality leadership strengths of new managers

Selecting and Managing Effective Teams

•Understanding the importance of both HR and line management in attracting and retaining staff
•Identifying gaps in the teams strategic objectives and the implementation strategies
•Determining the effect of key personnel on strategic objectives
•Discussing techniques for new managers to discover the effect of their personality traits on their teams
•Highlighting phases of team development and leadership roles needed during different phases
•Discovering the effect of personality traits on performance and leadership in difficult situation

Tuesday, 2nd June 2009

Strategies to Deal with Communication Barriers

•Focusing on leadership communication and the value of communication to potential and new managers
•Assessing the basics of the communication process
•Applying communication strengths based on personality traits
•Communication danger areas for leaders
•Identification of personal communication barriers
listening skills
non verbal communication
method and timing of communication
•Recognising subordinates communication strengths and weaknesses
•Overcoming communication barriers of subordinates

Dealing with Difficult People

•Identification of difficult employees/subordinates
•Handling of difficult employees by new managers
•Identification of performance indicator relating to difficult employees

Different Approaches to Handle Conflict Effectively

•Conflict management styles used in different situations
•Conflict management styles according to personality traits
•Conflict management styles and the effect thereof on performance
•Identification of personality traits inviting wrong conflict management styles in subordinates
•Predicting and understanding the use of conflict management styles used by subordinates

Wednesday, 3rd June 2009

Situational Leadership and Application Thereof

•Addressing the basics of situational leadership for new managers
•Understanding the real life application of situational leadership
•Assessing performance models linked to leadership
•Categorising each subordinates leadership profile according to performance

Leadership Styles

•Strategising of leadership styles based on the individual profile of each subordinate
•Individual development and performance evaluation based on leadership
•Delegation and reprimanding as leadership styles
•Directing and praising as leadership style
•Coaching and support as leaderships style
•Case studies on most difficult employees

Thursday, 4th June 2009

Assisting New Managers in Identifying Main Motivational Factors in Their Department

•Motivation and leadership
•Retention and motivation vs. individual supervisory role
•Case study: motivation for new and confident managers

Linking Time Management and Leadership

•Time management pitfalls according to personality traits
•Strategising to assist time management pitfalls of subordinates
•Handling of late coming by new managers in the public sector

Friday, 5th June 2009

Stress Management and Leadership

•Handling of employment equity and the effect on teams and individuals
•The effect of recruitment on new leaders
•Main stress factors?
•Stress management principles - Basics for new managers