My name is Paul Kaerger and I turn good managers into great leaders
Hands up if you have had a manager who has sucked the life out of work. Or how about a manager who inspired and motivated you to go further than you could imagine?
I believe that great leaders are made not born. I believe that most poor leaders have not had the training, experience or role models to help them develop their leadership skills. That is where I come in.
Drawing on my many years of industry experience, where I progressed from an IT programmer to a senior manager, I have developed a vast understanding of the challenges new managers face. In particular, my time living and working abroad such as in Belgium and Germany and my experiences of leading highly diverse teams has given me the ability to view situations from several perspectives. This gives me a unique perspective into the differences that unite us as work teams and helps me specialise on delivering these insights through my training programme.
My approach is to see things from a humanistic viewpoint because I believe that people should come first in any organisation. The more you understand your staff, your customers/beneficiaries, your suppliers, your partners … the more your organisation will flourish.
That means I talk about Leadership, Management, People.
I am insightful, intuitive … fun to work with. The techniques I use are designed to inspire, energise and support you and give you the tools to succeed.
What do I do?
I help managers and leaders perform better.
I design training that helps managers develop their leadership skills. I do this by focussing on boosting their Emotional Intelligence which has been proven to be fundamental to great leadership.
Course content and structure is based on your needs. I work with you to identify behaviours you want to see in your managers and agree the indicators you will use to measure how successful the training has been.
I am an accredited trainer having passed my AIM Awards Level 3 qualification in Teaching and Education. This gives you confidence that I work hard at designing and delivering high quality leadership training.
I save businesses money too
According to a recent article in HR Review “research has shown that the UK does not measure up to its international competitors when it comes to management skills”. This shortfall is impacting productivity, customer satisfaction and costs jobs.
What is really startling is that, on average, replacing a member of staff costs about £30,000. This includes recruitment and re-training costs but, vitally, it also includes the impact of low productivity. So, every time someone hands in their notice, you can wave goodbye to another £30,000 … and roughly half of the reasons why people leave is that they don’t like their manager or don’t like the culture within the organisations.
Danger signs that your organisations’ leadership needs strengthening
I identify leadership and management weaknesses within your business or charity I and help you correct the problem. The sort of problems you might be experiencing are:
- A lack of clarity of purpose across the organisation … people pulling in different directions or having their own agendas
- Failing to make change stick
- Losing too many staff or too many people off work with sickness
- Failing to inspire and motivate your workforce … failing to allow their full potential to show.
If you are suffering from these sort of problems, give me a call, my details are just below.