Professional development is evolving from completing a course to a lifelong journey to learn and grow. Here are five professional skills that with a little extra focus and development can help enhance your career.
Five Lessons for Executive Leaders
As we move to higher levels of the organization, it’s not always our job to make decisions – it’s our job to make sure decisions get implemented. This takes intentionality and an understanding that our “value” to the organization becomes more difficult to see. As with the transition from functional expertise to leadership expertise, our value goes from short-term wins and projects to long-term strategies that increase value to the organization over time.
Must-Read Books for Managers This Summer
There are several resources that will help you grow in your professional development. Some of the most accessible resources are books. We compiled this reading list to help get you started.
How to Avoid Making Changes That Don’t Result in Improvement
Poor change management is a key reason organizations do not achieve their improvement goals. How can you ensure you are improving and not just changing? Jeff Chan offers two areas of focus to ensure successful change.
Change Efforts Fail If Managers Are Poorly Prepared
Frontline managers often feel responsible for doing the heavy lifting of organizational change efforts. This “manager’s dilemma” is not a guarantee of failure. When managers embrace four specific roles related to change efforts, they can be more successful in moving a change forward.
Retaining Talent in a Work From Anywhere Environment
If you’re dead set on having employees physically in an office building even if it’s not essential to your business, you’ll likely lose out on finding and keeping good employees.
CPED 2022 Scholarships Bring Deserving Non-Profit Leaders to Manager Boot Camp
The Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional Education & Development worked with several of our partners to identify non-profit leaders who would attend Manager Boot Camp on scholarship.
Are You A “Boss” Or A “Leader”?
Is your leadership style outdated, or are you well prepared to manage the evolving workforce? If you define yourself as a leader, you operate on trust and believe that people want to work, enjoy their work, and will do their best work in an environment of trust and accountability.
The Challenge of Coaching Hybrid Teams
Managing well, whether in-person or at a distance, requires the same skillset. You’ll need to coach, give timely and actionable feedback, set priorities, clarify expectations, protect your team’s time, and use one-on-ones to increase engagement, certainty, autonomy, meaning, progress, and social inclusion.
Develop The Next Generation of Managers Through Past Lessons Learned
Each generation of managers will face their own unique challenges, but passing down best practices from previous generations will help management development now and in the future.