In a recent survey conducted by The Ken Blanchard Companies, more than 400 managers were asked to rate different types of training by order of importance. Here’s their top ten, ranked in order from most important to least important type of training (see infographic.)
At the top, managers identified communication skills, help with transitioning to a leadership role, and interpersonal skills as the most needed training.
In the middle, they identified setting goals, directing others, and managing conflict as next most important.
In the last four slots, the respondents identified training on delegating tasks, dealing with performance issues, understanding HR policies, and conducting performance reviews as somewhat less important.
Scott Blanchard, a principal with The Ken Blanchard Companies and coauthor of the company’s new First-time Manager program prioritizes a similar list in the September issue of Ignite.
“A new generation of managers is…
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