A top technical performer does not automatically imply a great line manager. Often though this is how line managers get promoted into this role in the research field, usually without any formal training or preparation. And preparation is certainly needed for any novel line manager because of the major differences in ‘technical knowledge and skills’ versus ‘people knowledge and skills’. Opposed to technical leaders, it’s the line managers’ assignment to help staff perform and develop. To achieve this, they best use the ‘Hearth/Hard’ approach. ‘Heart’ meaning understanding and showing respect for employees and ‘Hard’ implying clarity and open and fair dealings with the staff. In a nutshell, effective people managers stimulate motivation and staff performance by offering opportunities for growth.
In this TRIUM Training, the three pillars (tasks and expected results, staff motivation and growth, teamwork) and two dimensions a line manager (task leadership versus human leadership) needs to consider are discussed and practiced in detail. For example, a well-respected line manager focuses on results, knows what drives an employee, builds and maintains trust, sets individual- and team goals, provides and receives feedback, organizes and communicates effectively.
After a theoretical introduction to the skills and techniques you will have opportunity to practice and learn from you peers using real case studies and examples. A handy job aid summarizing the key take-aways will be handed out at the end of the training to help you transform your newly learned skills into actual performance.
At the end, you will receive a certificate for attendance and handy hand-outs for use in the field.
By the end of this TRIUM Training you should be able to:
- Describe your motivational dynamics in a relaxed but powerful way (what drives me, what are my talents, what do I like or dislike, etc.) so you are passionate and real
- Listen actively and ask probing questions on the staff’s potential (what drives them, what are their talents, what makes them happy, etc.) so you are an inspiration and all feel heard and taken seriously
- Consistently communicate real purposes, strong moral values and strategies
- Turn conflicts into opportunities
- Create trust relationships and environments with useful feedback to all stakeholders
Demonstrates advanced skills and knowledge and the ability to teach, coach, or supervise others. Consistently applies critical thinking and problem solving.