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Course Description

This is a free preview (8 minutes) of the Personal Effectiveness for New Managers course. The description of the full course (45 minutes) is provided below.

New managers and supervisors are often promoted into their roles, with little or no training in skills and techniques of management. This is one of a five-part course series for new managers. More information is provided below.

This course will give you the skills you need, to start managing effectively, in the five basic areas of personal effectiveness.

And, if you are already a new manager, then you will be able to apply this material straight away, and get immediate results.

Are you a new manager, or soon-to-be manager, who has not had any training in management?

You are probably good at doing what you do, but managing others is a new skill. You need to win respect, motivate effort, and improve performance. There is a lot to learn.

Dr Mike Clayton - My Management Story

Hi, I'm Mike Clayton. I've been training new managers for nearly 20 years. And I was once that new manager myself, so I know the challenge of going from a doing role to a managing role. It doesn't matter how good you are at doing: management is something new.

So, in my management training, I include all the things I most wish I'd known when I started managing teams of colleagues. I have created this around nuggets of advice that you can put straight into action: 25 of them.

Using these tools, ideas, and methods, I was promoted from Manager to Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting in one year - the minimum possible.

Here's what you'll get...

Personal Effectiveness - How to be an Awesome Professional
At the end of this course, you will be able to deal with the increased pressures to perform personally, that you will feel as a new manager.

You will be able to:

  • Demonstrate and feel confidence in yourself
  • Manage your time - even in a reactive environment
  • Assert yourself in a strong and respectful way
  • Solve the problems that will inevitably arise
  • Present to colleagues, customers and suppliers, so they will listen

You will be ready to take your place as an effective manager in your organization.

In this course, you'll get 5 videos, covering all the basics of personal effectiveness. You can take this as a stand-alone short course, or as one of five modules of The New Manager's Five-week Success System.

The New Manager's Five-week Success System

This programme consists of five short courses that together make up a powerful introduction to management for anyone who is new to a managerial or supervisory role, or who hopes to be promoted to a management role soon.

The five modules are:

*Week 1: Personal Effectiveness - How to be an Awesome Professional
At the end of this module, you will be able to deal with the increased pressures to perform personally, that you will feel as a new manager.

Week 2: Managing Individuals - How to Get the Best from your People
At the end of this module, you will be able to get the best from the people who work with you.

Week 3: Communication Skills - How to Make your Management Voice Heard
Managing is about communicating. At the end of this module, you will be better at communicating well in a range of typical contexts.

Week 4: Team Management - How to Create and Keep a High Performance Team
At the end of this module, you will know how to get the best from your team and be the leader they need you to be.

Week 5: Manager's Toolkit - How to Adapt to Whatever the Job Throws at You
When you finish this module, you will be armed with five indispensible tools that will give you what you need to move from being an okay new manager to an exceptional established manager

So, that's one group of five videos a week: one a day. Each video gives you four essential tips that you can apply straight away to get guaranteed results. They build up into an indispensible list of 100 'do this' essentials that will transform your ability to get results.

So join me on the most valuable training any new manager can get.


This course is for professionals within the following business functions: 

  • Managers, supervisors and team leaders who are taking on their first project
  • Project managers with little experience and less training
  • Professionals who need to manage their client engagements profitably
  • Consultants who need to manage projects for their clients
  • Volunteers and community workers who want to bring together a project 
  • Anyone who wants to step into the project management role and wants a thorough, practical, primer
  1. Personal Effectiveness - How to be an Awesome Professional - 45 minutes

    1. Welcome
    2. The Biggest Challenges for a New Manager
    3. Self-Confidence
    4. Personal Time Management
    5. Assert Yourself
    6. Problem Solving
    7. Presenting
    8. Management: It's all me, me, me...

    About the Expert

    Dr. Mike Clayton

    Dr. Mike Clayton

    Mike is one of the UK's leading project delivery experts. He has many years of experience managing projects and integrating change in many companies of varying sizes. Mike has had key roles in managing multi-million pound projects for Vodafone, General Motors, BAA and Transport for London. Organisations of all sizes have benefited from his skills in integrating complex change. You will get real results as his highly practical approach simplifies complex ideas. Mike also has over 20 years of experience training project managers, throughout the UK, Europe and the US. He is the author of thirteen top-selling business, management, and personal effectiveness books, including four on project management topics: How to Manage a Great Project On budget. On target. On time. (Pearson, 2014) The Influence Agenda A systematic approach to aligning stakeholders in times of change (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) Brilliant Project Leader What the best project leaders know, do and say to get results, every time (Pearson, 2012) Risk Happens! Managing risk and avoiding failure in business projects (Marshall Cavendish, 2011)
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