Leading from the back
The manager and leader's ability to support and position their team members to carry out their own roles better than they (the manager) could, should or would want to.
Through, creating ample opportunities for the team and themselves to grow skillset, mindset, confidence, resilience and more.
Leadership and Management is balance and growth
It is neither servant or command.
Leadership and management focuses on balance and growth based on three sustainable responsibilities; Social (people), Environment (planet) and Economics (profit).
An outstanding development programme
The Bute Group has designed and delivered an outstanding development programme around Impactful and effective presentations to our pre sales and sales teams.
The programme design provided an agile framework that can be individually flexed depending upon the presentation objectives and audience. This has increased the teams skills, capabilities and confidence whilst giving them the tools to prepare and execute sharper and certainly more impactful presentations, to the benefit of both Bell and Bell’s Clients. We are continuing to engage with Bute on additional leadership and management development areas.
I feel much more confident
My RoI from the three-day ‘Impactful and Engaging Presentations’ has been an evaluation and overhaul of my prep and presentation skills with some immediate effects like the progression of projects that were stalled. Mindset-wise, I feel much more confident in approaching meetings and delivering exactly what I want from them, knowing the audience understood and remembered the important parts, and getting the next steps I set out to get.
Best money I have ever spent
In my opinion building leadership and management talent is about developing their confidence, judgement, communication and appreciation of others – it is part of the old adage of surrounding yourself with great people. The Bute Group has done that for me across many years with teams and individuals from different backgrounds and in very different stages of their careers. It is without a doubt the best money I have ever spent in the twenty years I have been running ICT functions. Bute is one of my key suppliers that I have taken with me from company to company and used effectively at them all.
My motivation has skyrocketed
The 3:2mdc programme has helped me immensely in identifying and verbalising my short as well as long term goals. My motivation has skyrocketed and I feel significantly more productive and most importantly happier at work. I now look at all of the challenges that I come across as contributions to growth and progression rather than stressful situations, which increased my work satisfaction, and surprisingly, the ability to maintain a healthy life-work balance. There are no bad days, there are only days we can learn from.
There were many take aways, but talking about different styles of managers have really opened my eyes into why certain people may behave in a specific way, and even though I still feel like certain behaviour is not acceptable in a working environment (e.g. win-lose attitude), I feel significantly more tolerant and am able to identify such behaviour and see how I can turn the situation so everybody wins.
We have been delighted with our teams progress
We engaged the Bute Group to provide our talented managers with a development programme to enhance their the skills to lead growing teams and increased accountability. We have been delighted with our teams progress; it has helped them to make intelligent decisions with confidence, making better use of resources, managing performance at a team level and working towards business goals through strategic translation. In addition, it has built trust and stronger working relationships within our leadership team.
Wholeheartedly recommend this programme
I would wholeheartedly recommend this programme for anyone who manages a team of people. It is challenging at times with hugely positive outcomes in terms of confidence and response from the team. The programme has changed my approach as I’ve used so many of the skills and techniques that were covered. Particularly listening and delegating. Trusting my team to make decisions and carry out more tasks. It has resulted in me adopting a more professional approach.
Better quality and quantity of work
The 3:2 management development programme has made me think about how to approach different situations in different ways depending on the task and who I am asking to complete it. The modules that had the biggest influence are; Team member to team manager – I was made a manager and given a team who are all roughly the same age, so it is sometimes hard to differentiate between being part of the time and being a manager. I think it is important to be able gain the respect of my team for being their manager not just a friend. Time Stealers – Knowing when to engage and not engage with time stealers. The ROI for both the business and myself are Better quality and quantity of work output and a more professional appearance in the office.
My confidence has improved so much
The 3:2 Management Development Programme has helped me massively to manage my day to day task more effectively, making more use of my work calendar to block out time for my tasks. My key takeaways were Learning Styles and Six thinking hats – they helped me understand my learning style but also how to identify others and communicate with them. The six thinking hats has helped me to structure my way of thinking especially when it comes to new projects. My confidence has improved so much.
I have become more agile in my management approach
Having completed the 3:2 Management Development Programme and undergoing practical and interactive training in different management methods, I have become more agile in my management approach.
Changed my approach to management
The programme has changed my approach to management in many ways but most of all it gave me an insight into how much more goes into managing people, from the outside management can seem like an easy and straightforward task. The course made me realise that I could become a manager and over the year it slowly made me think about how I could become a manager or take the lead in my position or team at that time.
The programme has taught me different management styles...
...which in turn has given me a greater understanding of managing individuals needs and development within my team. My communication has improved greatly.
The module with the biggest influence are, time management. This programme has taught me to manage my time better. Without a doubt this programme has given me a much better work/life balance. And, Change management. In a reactive environment we are often faced with change. This module helped me prepare my team and myself for change, communicate it effectively and ensure the uncertainty of change doesn't worry my team and we were prepared.