I decided to enrol in Leadership for Business Managers because as a Business Manager I felt that my leadership skills needed some improvement. I felt that I was a leader but required more skills in how to lead successfully. When I was accepted into the Bastow Leadership for Business Managers course I was excited but also afraid of the unknown. However, the course certainly met my expectations and I was happy to have completed it and be part of a great team at Bastow.
My Vertical Leadership Team consisted of the assistant principal, leading teacher, expert teacher, ES staff and my mentor was my principal. All the team members were very supportive and were able to give me advice and feedback from a different perspective. My principal-mentor was a great help, encouraging and very supportive. I am grateful for their ongoing support and backing me all the way.
After having completed the program, I now have a better understanding that leading is not controlling but it's also about influencing people and showing them the leadership skills, being able to negotiate and making them understand why, and having a positive outcome. I have more confidence in what I do and how I deal with challenging situations.
Looking forward, I believe to be a good leader it certainly takes time, good knowledge and skills. By participating in this course I believe that it has given me a better understanding of my strengths and weaknesses as a leader.
I would recommend this course to all Business Managers and aspiring new Business Managers throughout Victoria.
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