AMA Business Boot Camp: Management and Leadership Essentials

American Management Association

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  • 4 days
  • online

American Management Association


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Who should attend

All managers looking to jump start their careers or to reinvigorate their competence and skills in areas crucial to their success.

About the course

Get a quick, intensive drill in the skills every manager needs.

Based on the book AMA Business Boot Camp, edited by Edward T. Reilly, president and CEO of AMA This course encompasses AMA’s years of trusted wisdom and training expertise. It takes you, point by point, through the most vital, time-tested management skills, tools and strategies. You’ll complete the Golden Personality Type Profiler prior to class to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and others. As you work through each lesson, you’ll refer back to the results to pinpoint development opportunities so you can return to your job rejuvenated—a better manager and communicator with renewed skills and confidence.

How You Will Benefit

  • Master the essential business skills you need to succeed and thrive
  • Diagnose areas for development so you can quickly leap forward
  • Develop deeper insights into yourself and others
  • Achieve astounding success with every project, every hiring and every delegation decision
  • Communicate with clarity and purpose to boost performance and productivity
  • Identify strategic opportunities and take actions to drive growth
  • Build your power as a leader to energize your team and implement your vision

What You Will Cover


The Role of a Manager

  • Understanding the Golden Personality Type Profiler as a tool to understand personality types and their impact at work
  • Identifying the eight roles of a manager
  • Applying the best communication techniques to different scenarios
  • Creating a motivational workplace


Performance Management

  • Hiring and selecting people
  • Coaching to boost performance
  • Delegating for growth and development


Project Management

  • Identifying tools for planning a project
  • Balancing six factors: time, cost, scope, risk, resources and quality
  • Recognizing the human side of project management
  • Understanding a project’s scope, constraints and deliverables
  • Applying best practices to execute and complete your projects


Strategic Thinking and Leadership

  • Developing a strategic mindset to succeed despite continual change
  • Applying the Strategic Frame of Reference to move forward strategically
  • Creating a clear vision and compelling vision
  • Applying SWOT analysis to create a strategic advantage


Learning Objectives

  • Assess Your Core Management Competencies and Skills
  • Examine How an Understanding of Personality Types Can Influence Your Effectiveness as a Manager
  • Identify Areas to Strengthen, Reenergize and Calibrate Your Management Skills


Assessing Your Full Management Potential

  • Define the Role of Manager
  • Explain How Your Personality Type Influences Your Role as a Manager
  • Recognize the Importance of Creating the Right Environment
  • Describe the Importance of Communication for Effective Management


Strengthening Your Team

  • Define Performance Management
  • Discuss the Need for Executing Good Performance Planning and the Best Practices That Enable This (i.e., Questioning/Listening)
  • Explain the Importance of Motivation in Relation to Performance Management
  • Practice Feedback Coaching Techniques


Maintaining Healthy Projects

  • Distinguish Between Projects and Operations
  • Define the Role of the Manager in the Project
  • Apply Techniques and Skills to Define the Work to Be Done
  • Practice Delegation Techniques to Manage a Project’s Resources Appropriately
  • Discuss the Importance of Good Communication Skills in Project Management
  • Exercise Good Meeting Skills to Effectively Manage a Project


Building Your Leadership Endurance

  • Distinguish Between Management and Leadership
  • Discuss the Different Ways People Think Strategically
  • Explain How Having a Strategic Mindset Is Essential to Leadership
  • Determine Ways to Establish Credibility
  • Explore How Motivation and Demotivation of Others Can Affect Your Ability to Lead Successfully
  • Identify a Leader’s Sources of Power and Influence
  • Describe Ways That Leaders Can Build Their Power and Influence

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