Our Senior Management Training breaks down the grand title and unpicks what being senior is all about.
Now that you have been recognised as someone who can fulfil your organisations vision and values.
Are you a true leader of others?
Senior Management Programme
So you're a Senior Manager - a grand title but what exactly does it mean?
How did you become 'Senior'?
Unlikely that you just waited for old age to settle in and wisdom to accumulate.
If we unpick what being senior means we think it boils down to a few important things - some about you personally and some that are about how you hold your company.
Quite a lot of it is about how you 'take on' the company mantle, holding the company point of view rather than being one of the crew.
Taking responsibility for the company line even when it doesn't exactly match your feelings or thoughts.
That means you don't get to moan about 'management' any more - you are management.
Senior Management Role
As a senior manager, you often have to manage people who manage other people so you have even less direct control over the sharp end of delivery.
The job becomes more about motivating and inspiring people to do a good job - calling you in when they need you rather than constant monitoring.
Developing the high potential people can really free you up.
After all, you want to have the time to do all that senior stuff.
Like seeing the bigger picture, having a vision for the future that fits with the overall strategy of the company and making decisions, some tough ones.
'Making decisions?' we hear you say.
If that's not a strong point with you or with the organisation then you might find it handy to have a couple of techniques to hand that help with some of the tricky ones.
A popular and very simple technique is to list all the pros and cons and that can often help.
That's a start... you can carry on by mapping out all the different things that affect the decision and then looking at which ones you can shift instead of expending any energy whatsoever on the ones you can't.
Another area to explore is how you are perceived in the company.
A senior person often has a reputation - in the good sense of the word - and commands respect.
Some awareness of what it is you have done and how you do it can help you to focus on building the reputation you want and the respect you deserve.
Being a senior manager means you have been recognised as someone who can fulfil your organisation's vision and values - a true leader of others.
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Senior Management Training
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- Janet AddisonJanet employs her love of people and what makes them tick to support their development in a way that's fun, useful and truly unique
- Katherine GriceKatherine's skills and passions include Customer Service, Presentation Skills, Public Speaking, Personal Impact and Leadership
- Simon WestwoodSimon brings more than 15 years of global corporate experience to his role as a trainer – but that's only the beginning!
- Tina LambTina's life experiences have perfectly primed her to specialise in personal impact, assertiveness and networking.