If you are a professional manager or have a management role within a profession, then you know the importance of continuing professional development (cpd). And if you are member of a professional institute, then continuing professional development is likely to be a requirement.
You might think that management skills are as old as the hills. They are. But the economic, social and commercial environments are changing. The context in which you work is changing. And you are busy. So, how do you find the time and the energy to keep reviewing how you and your organisation should behave? How do you keep abreast of developments and opportunities on the Internet, for example?
The best development is on the job. Yes. But how do you get exposure to outside ideas, challenge what you are used to doing and set suitable benchmarks for progress?
Working with a coach, you expose yourself to the latest developments in management, organisation development and communication. Your coach will challenge your current attitudes and working practices and help you set appropriate objectives.
Your coach will guide you through Management Charter Initiative (MCI), Institute of Management and Institute of Directors competencies and help you set objectives to achieve the best impact on your performance.
Sounds very formal! Need not be. Your coach will discuss general opportunities for learning, in the media, trade and professional press - and how these can easily be integrated into your existing work pattern.
Most of all, your relationship with your coach will support you and provide just that discipline to ensure you keep on top of your plan - in spite of day-to-day pressures from work.
Why not start by completing our free management skills analysis.
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