John Adair’s Action Centred Leadership model. Simple, but still highly relevant and effective (especially for New Managers) ~

In the Learning and Development world there is sometimes an overwhelming desire to be always looking for new or different ways of managing and leading people but there are some models that have withstood the test of time and are still just as effective now.

Of course, we need to find new ways to engage delegates and take advantage of the advancements in technology but the thinking behind Adair’s model provides new managers especially, with such a great mindset to adopt when trying to get the right balance of people, task and team management.

For many new managers they come from a background that is very operationally (task) focused, getting the job done on time, meeting quality standards, meeting client deadlines and offering a great service. Without the correct level of support, it can be difficult for new managers to appreciate that to consistently achieve any of the above outcomes they are dependent on their team to make it happen!

Working with Adair’s model allows us to look at how we can get the best out of others (and the team) in order to successfully complete a task. Looking at what is important to the team or individuals when completing a task can put a very different focus on the way in which we communicate, delegate responsibility, set performance objectives, provide constructive feedback and offer reward and recognition. 

Our website offers some great programmes for New Managers.

Or, please get in touch and we can work together to build a programme to meet your specific requirements. or 01623 409 824