Managing & Motivating Towards Excellence: Skills, Competencies, Traits & Techniques

Course Code: MN16

Course Objective

  • Gain insights into their own strengths and weaknesses and leadership styles
  • Be able to understand the emotional makeup of their teams, colleagues and customers
  • Have begun to develop leadership competencies and skills to motivate employees
  • Understand and begin to practice innovative leadership
  • Have built a foundation for continuous Improvement
  • Be able to harness their employees’ emotional intelligence to release creativity in the workplace
  • Understand and practice key people skills to motivate towards excellence


Target Audience
This course will mainly benefit to purchasing managers, senior buyers, project managers, civil engineers, construction managers, contractors, sub-contractors, site engineers, senior management, and government agencies, architects, construction professionals, and anyone responsible for purchasing at a senior level who seeks to enhance their skills further.


Course Outline


The Manager as a Strategist

  • The changing reality of organizational life
  • New challenges and roles of the surviving manager
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • The challenges of motivating employees
  • Strategic performance drivers of an effective organization
  • The difference between leading and managing
  • Creating a compelling strategic vision
  • The power of living the values


The Manager as a Coach

  • Personal leadership styles
  • Creating a personal legacy
  • Case study – Leadership: The Art of Possibilities
  • The value of good relationships
  • The impact of expectations on performance
  • Engaging employees on setting stretch goals
  • Effective coaching meetings
  • Creating individualized learning plans


The Manager as the Project Team Facilitator

  • Meetings: the #1 time waster
  • Reducing meeting times by 50% and more
  • The role of the facilitator
  • The 5 types of meetings
  • Creating an agenda that focuses process and content
  • Dealing with dysfunctional meeting behaviours
  • Encouraging creativity and innovation
  • Ensuring that accountability is clear and actions are followed up


The Manager as Team Leader 

  • Teamwork best practices
  • Creating a high-performance team
  • Empowerment and its link to performance
  • Team decision making: when and how to achieve a consensus
  • Performance measurement
  • The 4 stages of team development
  • Team-building techniques
  • Conflict resolution
  • Recognition and reward


The Manager as Change Agent

  • The challenge of personal change
  • Six typical reaction to change
  • The top attributes of change agents
  • Influencing upward
  • Six sources of power
  • The importance of humility
  • The secrets of assertiveness
  • When to seek help

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Date & Location

Date : 14 July 2019

Duration : 5 days

Place : Munich -Germany

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Date : 15 December 2019

Duration : 5 days

Place : Kuala Lumpur

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