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A busy and overworked manager

Too Busy Being Busy

  • by Tienie Loubser
  • Time Management

The new behaviour of being busy makes us disrespect our colleagues, come across as hurried, creates short-sightedness, expands blind spots, increases careless mistakes and results in missed opportunities that we can't get back. Busyness behaviour creates more "if only", "I should have", "I could have", than anything else in our life - which ultimately leads to self-shaming.

As a result our motivation slips down along the motivational scale from Potentially Commit/Durably Commit to Comply or even, at worst, Reluctantly Comply. This in turn diminishes our productivity by at least 20-30%. So if you were performing at 60-70%, you are now at risk of performing at 50%. Not good... Not only for the business, but for you also. Your self-esteem, drive and purpose are immediately contaminated.

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ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management Course

As well as providing our own first line management courses, we also offer the ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management qualification.

Accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), the ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management qualification is also aimed at managers who have had little or no previous formal management training.

Along with core management skills and performance of management tasks such as project management, leading meetings and delegating, the course syllabus aims to develop managerial skills by covering many related subject areas including leadership, planning and managing change, communication skills and the management of people.

We currently run this qualification as an open course at our Nottingham and Reading training venues, as well as offering it as an in-house programme for a group of our managers. As part of our Online Future Leaders Journey, we also offer the ILM Level 3 Award and ILM Level 3 Certificate qualifications in Leadership and Management as online courses which can be taken over 12 and 18 months respectively, and are ideal for those who cannot take the three days out of the workplace to attend an open course.

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