I am currently employed by Babcock International Group within the Training & Education division as a Recruitment & Sales Manager overseeing our East of England & London regions.
I have managed a team for the past five years and currently look after six Recruitment Advisors (RA’s). In the past I have managed up to seventeen RA’s at any one time so I’ve to adapt my leadership style to suit the needs of the business and our people.
The RA’s and I are field based and very experienced in their role recruiting learners onto work-based Apprenticeship & NVQ qualifications.
Leadership V Management
Effective leading of people or teams starts with effective personal leadership. Whether you are the Managing Director, Operations Manager or Regional Administrator you need to continually pursue increased awareness of yourself along with your values and aspirations and then set your goals accordingly.
The role of managers is to facilitate the work of an organisation through sound policies procedures and practices. Managers are the people that make the future happen. They form the expectations of people into agendas and action plans for example.
Leaders are more about vision and trust using knowledge and experience. Leaders are constantly challenging the workplace to be better. Leaders listen well and encourage others to take leadership roles within the organisation.
Managers manage things and leaders lead people. However both managers and leaders fail miserably when they are unwilling or unable to take into account the needs of the people involved in helping them achieve their goals. They both need to take people with them. Management and leadership should work in tandem to accomplish what needs to be done. In the end people do not follow what you say they follow what you do with followers close behind.
Understanding Leadership Styles
Weber & Bass
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