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At Sporting Difference we understand the importance of managerial performance to an organisation. If an employee who is responsible for their own area of activity isn’t performing then the problem is restricted to what that individual has to achieve. If a manager isn’t performing then it will have a negative effect on every member of their team and possibly other teams as well.
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Businesses

At Sporting Difference we understand the importance of managerial performance to an organisation. If an employee who is responsible for their own area of activity isn’t performing then the problem is restricted to what that individual has to achieve. If a manager isn’t performing then it will have a negative effect on every member of their team and possibly other teams as well.
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Regrettably there are a lot of statistics that show a high percentage of employees are unhappy with how they are being managed, but that can be improved by equipping managers to proactively lead and motivate their teams. That isn’t as daunting as it might seem, there are proven methods and skills which, when applied, can dramatically improve the positive impact the manager has. When you add to that the inspiration of seeing professional sports team managers reinforcing those methods, a programme with Sporting Difference can have a fantastic effect on managerial effectiveness.

How can Sporting Difference help?

Sporting Difference take proven and well established business models for leadership, motivation, coaching and management development and, through the examples of successful and well respected sports team managers, provide training which inspires people. Not only do attendees leave our programmes highly motivated to apply the principles they have been introduced to, they will understand how they can do so in their own environment. The programmes are presented by our Managing Director, who has extensive experience in management development and leadership training as well as experience of working with sports clubs.

He has been a speaker at a meeting of commercial managers and CEO’s on behalf of the Football League and spoken internationally on motivation, management and people development. Each programme is unique and based on your specific objectives but all share some common elements. We positively challenge those who attend our training but we make the experience enjoyable as well. It is well documented that if people are enjoying themselves then they are more open and receptive to change.

What will your managers get out of it?

Personal motivation from the experience because they will feel that they have been invested in. Specific, practical ideas and techniques they can immediately apply in the workplace. Greater confidence in dealing with their team members. A real desire to improve the motivation and morale of their team. A greater understanding of the impact their interaction with their team has on performance. Increased objectivity when dealing with people. ……….and many more too numerous to mention here!

The programme Steve designed and delivered to our staff was the most successful in my 6 years as National Sales Manager. The 15% uplift in company performance was due to his innovative content and impactful style. Even our most experienced and cynical staff bought into the attitudes, concepts and skill improvements presented. I would have no hesitation in recommending Steve as a sales or management trainer. SB

National Sales Manager

Excellent. Everything we went through was transferable and applicable to many levels of management in any industry. LB

Group Marketing Manager

Steve is an accomplished leader in his own right, who also has the rare ability to help others uncover their leadership qualities. He has a clear, intelligent and entertaining style which builds confidence and inspires action. AW

Divisional Director

This was the best course I have ever attended. SM

Operations Manager