7 Interpersonal Skills of Great Managers

AMA - American Management Association
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Professional Course
2 days
From 2,445 USD
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2,445 USD

2,445 USD

2,445 USD

New York City
2,445 USD
AMA - American Management Association

Course description

7 Interpersonal Skills of Great Managers

It's a whole new world of work, and interpersonal skills are key. Organizational change, diversity and digital communications have changed the face of the workplace. Today, more than ever, success depends upon the combined cooperation, commitment and action of people—both face-to-face and across electronic and cyber channels. That's why interpersonal communication skills for managers are so critical in today's evolving business environment.

How you will benefit:

  • Solve problems by clarifying the real issues and roadblocks
  • Minimize conflict and build group commitment
  • Influence others and motivate them to profitable action through interpersonal skills
  • Give criticism when necessary and praise to produce results
  • Make trade-offs without being a pushover on big issues
  • Implement plans without strong-arm tactics
  • Develop credibility based on respect and trust
  • Find alternatives to working with “difficult” people
  • Generate enthusiasm for your ideas and proposals
  • Give direction without creating “static”
  • Save time, energy and talent by improving the entire “people” side of your job

Who should attend?

Managers, team leaders and supervisors who want to maximize their positive impact on others through effective interpersonal skills.

This interpersonal communication course gives you three days of solid learn-by-doing training to sharpen your skills with superiors, peers and subordinates.

Training content

This training course will cover:

Communication and the New Workplace

  • Recognizing the expectations your manager, peers, employees and others have of your interpersonal skills performance
  • Distinguishing between behaviors and intentions

Understanding Perception, Self-concept and Expressing Emotions

  • How perceptions influence your interaction with others and their responses to you
  • Analyzing how you and your coworkers approach work and relate to each other
  • Understanding self-concept and reducing defensiveness

Nonverbal and Verbal Skills

  • Applying a five-step process to the development and delivery of clear messages
  • Understanding cross-cultural flexing

Using Listening and Feedback Skills to Build High-Performance Work Relationships

  • Identifying personal listening liabilities and strategies for improvement
  • Achieving productive and satisfying work relationships with peers, your manager and others
  • Developing strategies for constructive performance feedback
  • Directing and motivating others
  • Practicing steps to effectively give directions
  • Knowing what motivates others to achieve high levels of performance and effectiveness

Assertively and Productively Managing Conflict

  • The differences between assertive, nonassertive and aggressive behaviors
  • Negotiating your way out of conflict

Being a Team Player: The Synergistic Impact of All Your Interpersonal Skills

  • Identifying which stage of team development your work group is in and responding appropriately


The course is priced as follows: $2445 - Non-members
$2195 - AMA members
$2079 - GSA price

About AMA

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About American Management Association International

For over 90 years, American Management Association International (AMA) has been a world leader in professional development. AMA supports the goals of individuals, organizations, and government agencies with a complete range of corporate talent transformation solutions, including public open-enrollment seminars...

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