“I chose to participate in the management and leadership apprenticeship as I felt I was at a stage in my career when it depends on more than just technical skills and a willingness to work hard. I also realised I needed soft skills, not least of which is the ability to take on a leadership role.
I am only two leadership disciplines into the apprenticeship, and I am already applying the skills I have learnt which is having a great impact on my current role.
I have applied a strategy for a leadership style that is right for me, which has enabled me to be more disciplined in leading myself before I can lead others. Developing situational awareness, inspiring others and empowering teammates. It has also taught me to be a discerning listener in resolving conflicts.
Good leadership skills are essential to advancing my career. What a fanatic opportunity of having a blended learning package to engage in. I look forward to progressing through the apprenticeship.”