Equip New Managers with Crucial Skills for Success

When managers run into trouble, the costs are high: high turnover, low morale, low productivity, and more. Often, these performance challenges occur because they lack the basic management skills necessary for success. That's why we created Blanchard Management Essentials®: a transformational leadership training program for new managers and those who need to hone the essential skills needed to build relationships. Maintain a positive attitude towards team members, inspire engagement, and increase productivity.

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Provide Management Training to Your Emerging Leaders

Blanchard Management Essentials® is based on key concepts from the bestselling business book The New One Minute Manager®. It's perfect for training new managers or promoting veterans, giving your employees the tools and training they need to become accomplished leaders. The program covers the essence of management training: the right thinking, core conversations, and communication skills needed to build positive relationships and keep employees productive.

The course introduces the four core dialogue models, a highly effective framework for understanding the communication fundamentals needed to manage people and performance.

Delivery Options to Suit Your Needs

We can deliver Blanchard Management Essentials® face-to-face, as a virtual version as part of a learning journey, or as a self-guided or moderated online version for administrators to managers, and you can learn this approach anytime, anywhere.

To ensure that your managers can learn the methodology wherever they are and whenever they have the time, SLII® can also be a component of a learning journey or taught in a self-directed online or moderated online version.

1 Day Instructor-led Course

Blanchard Management Essentials® is delivered in a one-day face-to-face session (six hours, including a 45-minute lunch break and four five- or ten-minute breaks). After the session, participants can access the Blanchard Management Essentials Challenge through the Blanchard Exchange Course Sustainment section, which guides learners through a series of assignments to practice new skills.

LAUNCH— Allows participants to watch a live-action video (LAV) trailer and choose four real-world work scenarios to work on in class

Welcome— Learn and do - welcome participants and define some outcomes and behavioral norms for the session

Transition— Helps participants understand the challenges of transitioning from individual contributor to a manager

INTRODUCTION TO THE FOUR CORE CONVERSATIONS— Presents an overview of the Four Core Conversations

Essential Skills– Teaches managers the four essential skills needed to balance relationships and outcomes.

Four core Conversations— How to apply four fundamental skills in the context of four main conversations: Goal Setting, Praising,
Redirecting, and Wrapping Up.

Closing— Helps managers develop a set of intentions to guide their future behavior.


Vital Training to Help Managers Get Off to a Good Start

45% of managers say they lack the confidence to help employees develop the necessary skills. 1

26% of first-time managers feel they are not ready to lead others. 2

75% of managers want more training on how to be a good boss. 3

Don't let your managers rely on false intuitions to reduce morale and productivity. Train them in basic management skills to maximize their performance.

The New Manager Training Advantage

Blanchard Management Essentials® transforms struggling managers into inspiring leaders. It teaches managers to communicate effectively, set goals, empathize, and provide feedback. When managers know how to do this, their organizations take flight.


Create Managerial Success Fast

Teach your managers the basics of effective management and set them on the right path to success.


Build Positive Skills

Skilled managers know how to support, motivate and empower their team members to accomplish extraordinary things.


Reduce Staff Frustration

Effective managers are essential in helping employees manage heavy workloads, support career development, and communicate organizational goals.


Develop Future Leaders

Managers learn effective leadership skills that lay the foundation for successful careers.

Ready to get started?

Contact us today to learn how we can help your leaders learn the skills they need to effectively manage and develop their people. Whether you prefer a standard, well-established training design or create a custom learning experience for your employees, we can help you succeed.

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