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Leadership & Management Skills for Growth

Good leadership and management strategy is vital for business resilience and, considering the business climate of the past couple of years, the need for businesses to be strong enough to face serious challenges is increasingly apparent. Beyond this, the right kind of leadership can make the biggest difference for the wellbeing of your team; by fostering an environment for creativity you can enable your employees to reach their individual potential and, by extension, cultivate a space where a productive and happy team can thrive together.

The successful growth of a business often relies on good leadership and management within your company and investing in leadership skills training and small business management strategy is a key part of this. As a small business owner, it can feel like there’s a lot of background pressure to upskill your team but never enough time or resources.

The good news is that there are excellent free or partially funded leadership training materials that you can use to help upskill your team as well as great small business leadership skills and management resources. All of these can enable you to strategise and set your business on the path for success.

Designed to help you develop a long-term business growth plan, Help to Grow is a 12-week management programme that is 90% funded by the government. It’s a great way to learn about how you can enhance your management, build business resilience, boost productivity, and more.

Plus, our free webinar series on leadership is another great resource to help your business. Studies have shown how the legacy of the pandemic has left many business leaders struggling to be as effective as before. Training through sessions on subjects such as leading through change and adversity, managing and engaging your virtual team, and leading into recovery provide a useful starting point when managing change within your organisation.

Thinking about your goals as a business is important for focused leadership, and our webinar on leading with purpose will help you think about the bigger picture when making leadership decisions. Likewise, our webinar on leading authentically will give you tips on how to help inspire your team and bring them on board with this business vision.

Practical leadership tips to protect your team’s mental health and cultivate better working relationships are also to be found in these webinars – supporting team wellbeing, fostering empathetic relationships, and learning to delegate. For more information – we have free HR, people and skills support, management and strategy resources, and tips for growing your business. If you need any more help or advice, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team.

Horizon Scanning: Four questions social enterprises need to answer

With so much going on in the present, it’s not always easy to look to the future. However, the identification of potential risks and opportunities is vital to the long-term health of any business, and social enterprises are no different. Horizon scanning helps in assessing whether you are adequately prepared for future changes or threats.