Management Training

Written by Jeremy Horelick
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There's plenty of talk in corporate circles about management training, namely the tools and techniques that separate workers from executives. The first thing to keep in mind is that not everyone wants to (or should) be a manager. A lot of workers are much happier doing rather than supervising or training others.

It also bears mentioning that some workers make better livings than their managers do, though this is abnormal. A salesperson, for example, may have a fantastic quarter or year in which he or she eclipses the mark of the district manager, who only gets a cut of the salesperson's revenues. By and large, though, it's managers who command higher salaries, receive more vacation time, and earn better benefits.

The Principles of Management Training

Management training encompasses a lot of intangibles such as leadership, decisiveness, and vision. Most people are well aware of these concepts but have less of an idea about how they're implemented. It is the goal of management training to lay out specific blueprints for achieving these goals form business to business. After all, the vision and leadership needed to be a restaurateur are completely different from those needed to be a great baseball manager.

For this reason, it's best to receive your management training from inside your corporation, which may even have its own proprietary management training materials. A lot of companies fly their employees into corporate headquarters, even if they're all the way across the country, for training seminars and workshops. Even if the skills learned there are specific to your given trade, rest assured that they're always somewhat transferable to other industries, should you decide to find a new career.


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