‘Survival’, as Darwin says is always meant for the fittest. The onslaught of COVID 19 has put the entire global business ecosystem is a state of chaos and uncertainty, leaving no option but to transform business models and modus operandi. This is the time when innovation, foresightedness and strategy implementation skills are constantly being put to test. So the enterprises and professionals who can foresee opportunities and scope for innovation are ones who will stand the test of time. The key is to understand that today its Covid-19 pandemic and tomorrow there is some other challenge right on the face. The pertinent question is how does an enterprise empower its management team to stand sturdy in the face of such unforeseen circumstances?

Globally, the most effective way of empowering the management team is to encourage them to enrol for self-paced leadership training programs in the likes of Executive Programme in Leadership and Management by IIM Calcutta. Courses such as these are custom-tailored by top-notch management veterans to enable management samurais positively respond to dynamic and evolutionary business and technology ecosystems.

Technically these leadership and management course aim to fulfil 7 critical objectives and they are:

1. Identify focus area and gain clarity –

Without clear goals, even great initiatives fail. Therefore, goal setting is an important aspect of the managerial role. Setting measurable goals for individuals and functional groups is critical to organizational success. Hence understanding essential components of a goal and exercising precision to craft it needs to be polished.

2. Craft effective communication –

Communication is always the key. Any human endeavour is a battle of words- words to encourage, uplift, getting the work done and win. People managers need to craft effective communication to bridge possible gaps and to re-align the entire team around company goals and policies. Leadership training modules have tailored exercises that enable people in leadership and managerial roles to understand the key components of different types of communication happening within an organization in day to day basis.

3. Optimize time and resources -

It is not always the availability or the lack of resources that determine the survival or the success of a firm in challenging times. It is the experience backed by intuitive wisdom to optimize existing resources and efficiently engage manpower that is the game-changer. Therefore, leaders and people managers have to constantly evolve in terms of strategies and their implementations. The leadership training offers a great number of real-life case studies where management has displayed extraordinary sharpness in weaving the resources around the business needs. These incite changes in participant perspectives, encouraging them to explore newer ways of resource management.

4. Transform challenging conversations and people –

Businesses are run by the people and for the people. Hence conflicts and difficult conversations are an inevitable part of the same. The leadership training modules are crafted to impact a positive change in one's use of gab. Through various case studies and insightful activities, the budding leaders are trained to display exemplary courage and wisdom during difficult people handling situations where tough things need to be told with compassion and negative conversations are transformed into networking opportunities.

5. Motivate and draw best out of team members -

For any management personnel, it is very important to keep the team motivated not only throughout the year but more importantly during the trying times. The leadership training courses draw from the motivating stories across the globe and equip the management personnel to be a role model of appropriate spirit, words and action.

6. Be emotionally intelligent -

The leadership training programme essentially trains leaders to be emotionally independent so that he or she can derive the best insight even in the worst of situations and treat every challenge as an opportunity for growth. The training programmes have a slew of meticulously crafted activities built around problem-solving.

7. Plan smart and efficiently delegate -

The leadership training programmes aspires individuals to see possibilities in the midst of trying situations, identify resources whose skill set map to newer business requirements and delegate the same. The key is to foster the next level of leadership and promote a sense of ownership across the organization. It’s not only important to bring all hands on deck, but it is more critical to delegate relevant work to relevant people depending on their core skill set.

This is just the tip of the iceberg, there is a lot more than you can unlock with in the 12 month Executive Programme in Leadership Management by IIM Calcutta via Live Online learning classes.