Management Academy developing Recycling Lives' leaders

Managers at Recycling Lives are matching the company’s significant growth, as they undertake leadership training.

Recycling Lives’ board has brought in The Adam Morgan Company to work with 45 managers to develop their leadership and management skills.

Mr Morgan is delivering 10 monthly sessions until November, across three groups, to support the staff with professional and personal development.

The major skills investment comes as Recycling Lives expands both its commercial and charitable operations nationally, seeing many managers take up new roles or increased responsibilities.

The Management Academy is working to equip each manager and supervisor with the skills they need to ensure continued improvement as the business grows.

Course leader Adam Morgan said: “We need people who are confident to manage and lead their teams and this programme is designed specifically for those skills.

“We have covered topics such as identifying and developing potential in others, personal leadership, integrity and building credibility, handling difficult situations and presenting information to name just a few.

“It is great to work with such a large group of people who are actively looking to grow and develop their skills in managing.

“I have seen such a huge amount of growth in a number of people who have had no leadership training in the past and it is fantastic to see many people that have come through Recycling Lives’ charity, now gaining lifelong skills in management – and doing a great job at it in the process.

“Many have found the taking part in the training has been a journey of personal discovery whereby they have erased the reasons why they do what they do and what they want more or less of in life.”

Transport manager Andy Logan who runs a team of 40 people is one of the 45 undertaking the course.

He said: “I’ve found the training worthwhile and stimulating.

“It gives you techniques and approaches to identify and deal with different types of people and circumstances. It’s also great for self-evaluation and measuring your own personal effectiveness and goals.”