Many people believe that only top level executives benefit from leadership training, but in reality, anyone who is going to lead a group or supervise another person can profit from training. Leadership training can help bring out the best in team members, particularly when leadership roles need to change within the team as the project progresses.
As a business professional, you may be under the impression that your business is running like a “well-oiled machine” and supervisors are up to par on everything they need to effectively manage team members. On the flip-side, many people in a leadership position also know that it takes a special skillset to lead others effectively. Most new managers actually feel very ill-equipped in their role as a new supervisor. Aside from these managers and supervisors stepping forward to request further training, there may be other telling factors within your company that indicate that it is time to consider options for advanced fundamental leadership training. Here are a few:
Competitive advantage occurs when an organization acquires or develops an attribute or combination of attributes that allows it to outperform its competitors. - Wikipedia
Every year, which expense costs U.S. businesses more than employee travel, television advertising, and occupational injuries…combined?
People respect leaders, and the inspiration they generate. Despite the massive shifts in today's business plan, one key success factor remains constant: leadership. Unlocking the leadership potential of your employees will drive your company to leadership in its industry. According to the Association of Talent Development, organizations spend an average of $1,229 per employee on learning. The majority of those dollars are spent on Leadership Training. To maximize the return on your learning investment for leaders, we've identified the 7 most essential skills leaders need to be adept at in today's world, as follows:
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We are not all the same and we don’t all approach things the same way. When you learn about behavioral styles, the end result is that you can better lead people and realize what motivates them as unique individuals.
- Does your organization need to build a more innovative climate to compete in today's economy?
- Are you a learning talent or training manager seeking new ways to help leaders create an engaged, innovative climate?
- Do you need ideas, suggestions and tools to help you along the way?
Accountability at work means being held accountable for your actions, not pointing the finger at others when something goes wrong. If something needs to be done, whether it is your responsibility or not, it's important to not wait for direction to take action. Take the initiative and as Nike says "Just Do It!" Leaders need specific Interpersonal Leadership Skills to help create a culture that encourages and engaged accountable workforce.
Change in the workplace will be constant. It is best to communicate change in the workplace as early as possible. Change tends to create confusion and stress among employees, which in turn affects their performance and productivity. If you communicate early what changes are to occur it helps with the resistance some will have to the change. This will also give employees the time they need to prepare themselves for the changes. Communication is vitally important when change of any sort occurs. As tensions can rise, communication can often break down just when it is needed the most. Some suggestions for communicating during times of change include: