Minds of Successful Managers

Minds of Successful Managers

What you are lacking might not be Leadership Skills!

Effective leaders have the practical insight necessary to address business challenges. They are able to see the big picture, perceive the dynamic inter-dependencies between people, structures, systems, technologies, and the business environment to deliver results. Business leaders and people managers need to master the crucial intersection between how we frame our perspectives, make assumptions on decisions and actions, navigate the political terrain to get support, develop and inspire others to get things done.

So are leaders born?

“The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.”

Warren Bennis

He also wrote that “I believe that… Everyone, regardless of age or under what circumstances, has the potential to make a difference”

However, not everyone can eventually grow into a leader. Many managers are accustomed to using their own rights rather than self-improvement to promote the development of their companies and employees.

Why is this so?

It is pointed out that most people spend a considerable amount of time learning when they first become managers. They receive a lot of training, guidance and suggestions on how to do their job. They hope to be developed. However, once they have learned the basic skills, they stop improving themselves. They deem the process of self-improvement to be too troublesome, or do not see how this self-improvement can benefit them. They are more willing to simply do their current job than to strive to become a true leader.

In a leadership study in October 2014, Dr. Kari-Keating, a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her colleagues found that leaders can shape new thinking patterns through continuous learning:

  • They continue to seek improvements.
  • They can distinguish between facts and opinions.
  • They are brave to accept change.
  • They can simplify complicated situations

Instead of confining leadership skills to management skills and tools, we help business leaders become more effective and productive people managers for the organization. It focuses on challenging leaders to use balanced thinking to define workplace problems, and deploy process techniques to evaluate and select the optimum solutions.


ILS invites you to join us on 25 May 2018 in Shanghai to experience the power of growth mindset!


Course fees: 3,688 yuan/person

Enjoy early bird discount of 15% if you sign up before 5 May 2018!

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