Strategies for Improving Your Management Skills


When you’re in a leadership role, it’s important that you’re continuously working on your management skills. As much as you may feel confident in your abilities as a manager, that doesn’t mean there’s no room for improvement. In fact, there’s almost always room for improvement- even CEOs tend to take some sort of training. 

In today’s blog, we’re going to be breaking down some of the most effective strategies for improving your management skills. Then, we’ll outline the management courses we offer right here at CST Training. 

Management Skills: Align Your Team 

A team can’t succeed if they don’t fully understand their role in the business. Their actions should align with the goals of the company. If they’re working together towards a shared goal, they’re likely to be far more engaged. Most people don’t want to just be jumping from task to task without really knowing why they’re doing what they’re doing. One of the most crucial management skills is being transparent, especially when it comes to goals. 

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Don’t Fear Change

When you’ve had specific processes in place for a long time, it can be easy to stick to those processes religiously, even when something clearly needs to change. It might be that you don’t even recognise any flaws in said processes, because they’ve long been a part of your daily operations. But it’s important to step back, at least every once in a while, and ask yourself: ‘Could this be better?’ 

Management Skills: Be Patient

One of the most important management skills is patience. Within any organisation, problems are going to occur. That’s why you can’t allow yourself to get emotional about any minor stumble or setback. If you exhibit patience, there’s far more chance that your team will be patient too. 

Enhance Your Management Skills with CST Training 

One sure-fire way to improve your management skills is by taking a management course, of which there are plenty to choose from. We offer a range of different management courses here at CST Training, whether you’re based in the office or on-site. These courses include the CITB Leadership & Management Course, Management NVQs (Level 6 and Level 7), and Business Management NVQs (from Level 2 to Level 7).

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The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) course, Leadership & Management, can be completed via Zoom or in person. Delivered via a number of modules, the course is interactive, encouraging engagement between the candidate, other candidates, and the tutor. You’ll benefit from this course if you’re an on-site or in-office manager/supervisor, but employees outwith a managerial role are also eligible. 

We offer National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) for Management in Level 6 and 7. The courses tend to take 8 to 12 weeks, and include Construction Site Management, Construction Senior Management, Contracting Operations (CCO) – General, CCO – Specialist, and Senior Site Inspection. 

Finally, we offer Business Management NVQs, from Level 2 to 7. These include the Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading, the Level 3 or 4 Diploma in Management, the Level 5 Diploma in Management & Leadership, and the Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership.

If you still have any questions regarding our leadership courses or NVQs, then do not hesitate to get in touch

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