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Imagine yourself managing and leading people in the future. Where could you be?

Below is a 5-minute video with Malcolm and Steph.

Plan your career development by looking into the future

Malcolm Johnston

In contrast to looking from where you are right now, putting yourself in the future and looking back is a great way to develop your own career development strategy. 

Five years from now, you will be a much more confident manager, much more aware of your own capabilities than those of others. 

As a result, you will feel more confident about your abilities. 

As part of this course, you will be trained as a professional manager and leader. 

In fact, it opens up a whole range of opportunities for you, because if, for example, you are a manager in a plastics company, it doesn’t matter whether you want to move into pharmaceuticals, because if you are a very good leader, it almost doesn’t matter what industry you are in.

As an example, I spent 20 years in the telecommunications industry. One of my most successful roles was as chief operating officer for a pharmaceutical company. I have no knowledge of pharmaceuticals, but I’m a very good leader and manager, and that gives me transferrable skills.

Identifying your leadership capabilities and developing a plan for acquiring them in the future

Malcolm Johnston:

Additionally, it will give you a better understanding of what your capabilities are and more confidence to be honest with yourself about those capabilities. 

A career typically begins with developing technical and functional competencies around a specific area of expertise, such as accounting or marketing. 

The higher you climb the corporate ladder, the less important those skills are, and the more important your leadership skills become. 

The course may well reveal to you that your forte is making connections.

Managing people, stakeholders, and even personal projects

Malcolm Johnston:

Relationship-building with colleagues, customers, and other stakeholders. Seniority makes these skills more valuable than they are at a more junior level. 

Your investment now will allow you to develop skills that will be highly valued as