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Are Poor Management Skills Impacting Your Business Performance?

Management skills can often be overlooked as organisations focus on “leadership”, but it is equally important to ensure teams are operationally competent and productive for a business to achieve its desired growth goals.

69% of managers are uncomfortable communicating with employees
50% of employees quit their boss, not their job
58% of managers say they didn’t receive any management training

Common Problems

Managers are responsible for making sure that things are done properly. And while leaders may bring us vision, inspiration and challenge, these things count for nothing without the efficient implementation brought by good management.

To be a great manager, you must have an extensive set of skills – from planning and delegation to communication and motivation to coaching and development to operational delivery and quality execution. Because the skill set is so wide, it’s tempting to build skills in the areas of management that you’re already comfortable with. But, for your long-term success, it’s wise to challenge yourself to improve in all areas.

Our business management training programs have been developed by successful business leaders with decades of experience in successfully managing businesses to commercial success. 

Learn How To Be A Great Manager

Apart from an obvious increase in staff turnover, there are other significant impacts to a business where there is a lack of quality management.  In turn, this has an impact on business profits, damage to company reputation through things like low ratings on Glassdoor and in some cases leads to business failure.

What you’ll Gain by properly managing and developing your team:

✔  Happier employees and customers

✔  Increased productivity 

✔  Increased motivation

✔  Decreased absenteeism   

Tool Kit

As we have seen, the impact of poor management skills can be significant on business performance. At Chalkhill Blue, we work with clients to tackle this head on by introducing a number of simple tools.  These include improving the quality and focus of team meetings through the LION meeting structure, ensuring employees are clear on the expectations of their roles by introducing Positional Contracts and helping team interaction and communication using True Colors Personality Profiling.

LION Meetings

True Colours

Positional Contracts

Learn How To Manage Risks

One the biggest challenges lies in the fact that managing risk is counterintuitive to the positive, “can do” culture that most leadership teams try to instil in their teams as a means of delivering their strategy. Linked to this most leaders are reluctant to divert scarce resources to “hypothetical” scenarios, many of which might be beyond the organisation’s control e.g. pandemic. 

Managers often struggle to rationalise the need to spend valuable time identifying the risks to the same growth strategies that they painstakingly formulated.

What you’ll Gain by properly managing risks:

Having recognised the need to manage risk better, the next challenge for leadership teams is how best to address the issue. Invariably there is no “one size fits all” approach. Different threats will require different analytical approaches, which is why you’ll learn all about:

✔  Stress testing different strategic or operational assumptions

✔  Scenario planning

✔  longer-range assumptions 

✔  wargaming to assess the business’s vulnerability to disruptive technologies or changes in competitors’ strategies

Includes our risk management tool kit

Learn how to develop the necessary clarity, focus and appropriate action plans to successfully mitigate any potential risks.

Risk Impact vs Probability Mapping

GAP Analysis

Soft Systems Methodology

Why Not Try Our Milestone Survey?

Understand what stage your business is currently at, and get a bespoke report that will help you take it to the next level!

As businesses grow, they invariably face some very specific challenges. Understanding how best to address them, in what order, whilst also identifying the opportunities associated with these challenges is a critical part of unlocking your business’ true potential.

What Our Clients Say About Us

Having helped 1000s of businesses and leadership teams, we think they’re best placed to tell you about the impact we’ve had…

We now have a clear sense of direction in terms of where we’re going, why we’re going there and what we need to do in order to achieve our goals

MD, Construction Business

The real deal…. They bring very sharp intellect tempered with amazing practicality

Founder, Energy Consultancy

They are a real asset to my business

CEO, Digital Marketing Agency

We’ve managed to achieve so much more in a short period of time

MD, Care Home Group

We’re on target to achieve an 80% rise in turnover

MD, Landscaping Business

One of the best things I’ve done for my business is to work with Chalkhill Blue

MD, IT Recruitment

Working with Chalkhill Blue has empowered us as business owners to dare to think bigger and better, giving us the confidence to make big decisions

Director, Industrial Tapes Business

Their sensible and practical approach to what business owners see as the “big issues”, breaks down those barriers and really helps those businesses achieve their full potential

MD, Regional Accountancy Practice

Sharp business acumen, remarkable strategic agility and a genuine bias for action & getting things done

MD, HR Transformation Practice

They instinctively understand the business of business. They have an uncanny ability to get to the heart of a problem and grasp detail. I would not hesitate in recommending them.

Director, Transport Consultancy

Our business has been transformed from a family firm to a performance business, with turnover up by 100% and net profits quadrupling.

Director, E-Learning Business

Chalkhill Blue are sharp, entrepreneurial and strategic. I would not hesitate in recommending them

MD, International Media & Events Business

At Chalkhill Blue we are passionate about helping entrepreneurs and business owners maximise their organisational productivity and competencies, whilst minimising the impact of challenges on earnings, productivity, teams and customers.

Our experienced business management experts offer business management training programs including enterprise risk management training as well as an entrepreneur management course.

Complete the form below to request a free, no-obligation call to find out how we can help you drastically improve your team’s performance.

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