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

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


Date: (12-16/Feb) (14-18/May) (24-28/Dec)

Location: Kuala Lumpur – Singapore – Sydney

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Course Overview


This training will enable the participants to:

  • Manage and motivate their employees towards excellent performance.
  • Learn to help their employees to harness their full potential towards excellence in the workplace.
  • Understand employees’ personal needs and motivate innovative thinking
  • Apply knowledge of individual differences to motivate others
  • Remove blocks to motivation and develop people skills to motivate others


Program Objectives:

  • 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


Who Should Attend?

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.


Program 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