Management training builds on the understanding of management coaching. Rather than teaching leadership-related content or methods, the sessions train or activate self-leadership. The ability to allow leadership to start first and foremost with oneself is initiated in line with the motto: You can’t lead others until you can lead yourself – or you do so at your own expense. What does this mean?
As managers, we face the heat of demands and time constraints. We need to be in two (or more) places at the same time. We need self-leadership so as not to be led by the requirements made of us. Self-leadership puts the focus on ourselves. Each demand we satisfy with our own physical resources represents a loss of energy. In the long term, our health suffers while the company we work for loses a considerable amount of management potential. If you’re consistently running at only half speed because too much energy is being invested elsewhere then you can perform at a high level for a short period of time but in the long term you only lose. Designing management training on the basis of self-leadership means that, by the end, each and every participant has taken a step in the direction of personal development. Management training is therefore facilitated by a management coach who initiates and supports these steps.