London, UK (PRWEB) October 24, 2007
video maker Shaun Pearce today announced that The Knack of Managing and Supervising, a comprehensive self-study course designed to teach new managers, supervisors, and business owners how to meet the extra challenges they'll face as a boss, will be released at 15:00 GMT/UTC on Tuesday November 6th.
The training package consists of a printed workbook manual and eleven (11) short videos on CD-ROM in Windows® Media format.
Course producer and presenter Shaun Pearce describes The Knack of Managing and Supervising as "The quickest and easiest way for new managers and supervisors to understand their role: see what needs to be done, work out the best way of doing it, and supervise subordinates to achieve those goals instead of doing the job themselves."
The Knack of Managing and Supervising is unlike any video tutorial out there. The course is based on tried and trusted principles developed many years ago, but which seem to have been forgotten in recent times. "It's all about mindset and approach." says Shaun. "Tackle any job of managing or supervising according to the five basic principles outlined in this course, and success is practically guaranteed -- unless it's down to something completely beyond your control."
The Knack of Managing and Supervising Key Features.
The work is divided up into three sections and five chapters:
Section 1: Developing a Management Mind Set.
When students know these secrets, they'll begin to understand and think like a boss. It covers things like:
- The five steps to successfully managing any task or situation.
- What to do first, before you do anything else
- HOW to figure out WHAT needs to be done next (skipping this is a recipe for disaster)
- Goal setting - and how to make sure a goal can be achieved every time.
- Drawing up an action plan that's guaranteed to work
- Setting up a system
- How to keep everyone working
- Meeting deadlines
- And more
Section 2: Becoming a Super Supervisor.
Here's where students develop the most important skill every boss needs to have: Getting other people to co-operate. It covers topics like:
- The most important thing to bear in mind when you want someone to do something for you.
- Should you treat everyone who works for you the same, or differently?
- Time management
- What tasks should be delegated to others, and what the boss should keep for him/herself - and why
- Employee Empowerment
- Introducing new working practices
- Setting clear expectations
- Carrying out a time and motion study - and other ways of increasing efficiency
- The "Tom Sawyer" management techniques that will get people begging you to let them do what YOU want!
Section 3: Getting Your Priorities in Order
It can be a shock to the system when you have to start juggling all the extra demands that come with being a manager or supervisor, so this section covers things like:
- Prioritizing tasks and resources
- Why some small things can have big repercussions
- How to tell when something really is trivial and when it isn't.
- When it's acceptable to "bend the rules" a bit, and when you should play it strictly "by the book".
There is also an extra bonus video on Motivation - the number one problem faced by managers and supervisors according to a recent survey, plus some bonus audio interviews with top experts covering Team Working, Recruitment and Retention, and Customer Relationship Management. The audio CDs come with full transcripts.
To make things easier for trainers and HR executives who may want to integrate The Knack of Managing and Supervising into their own training regimes, Shaun is also including PDF versions of the manuals and transcripts with limited reproduction rights.
The first 100 customers will also get some really neat extra bonuses, and there will be a special promotion until November 16th, with $100 USD of the regular price.
Directly from the manufacturer's website http://www.knackofmanaging.com from November 6th, although customers can register their interest at the site right away, and get a one hour head start on everyone else.
For more information, or a review copy, contact Shaun Pearce on +44 (0)845 0740767 during office hours GMT, or via Skype (address "interactivevideotutorials").
Shaun Pearce is a film and video screenwriter, director, and editor with nearly twenty years experience. He specialises in training and information videos. For more about Shaun, please visit his website http://www.shaunpearce.co.uk.
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