It’s estimated that $60 billion is spent annually by corporate America on learning and development programs.
Many programs don’t work for lots of different reasons. Sometimes the content is irrelevant. It’s often so abstract and no one can figure out how to apply it. Other times, the delivery is just plain boring, with an instructor lecturing to a group of people who are more engrossed with their iPhone than with becoming better leaders. This is a huge missed opportunity.
Company retreats can be game-changing milestones that redefine teams, bring out the best in top and emerging leaders, and position organizations to take the next step confidently and successfully. Imagine your next strategic meeting with a clearly defined purpose, free of distractions, effectively executed and encouraging creative participation that is engaging and disciplined. Here are 4 of the biggest benefits of leadership development:
Positively Effect Leadership Growth and Firm’s Performance.
Recent research by the Journal of Leadership Studies suggests companies that utilize leadership development programs actually perform better. Results showed that the more a company focuses on internal leadership growth, the better its sales, profits and profit margins. The Leadership Training programs work with teams to bolster creativity and innovation by developing leadership at all levels in the organization — not just the top level. This can result in improving the speed of decision-making and reducing the time it takes to get a product to market.
Positively Impact Organizational Change and Characteristics of Leadership Effectiveness.
The Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies recently noted that the key to creating lasting change is developing leaders who have two essential qualities: they communicate well and are good at motivating others and building teams. The focus of our training is to build lasting organizational changes through effective communication, motivational coaching, and team building.
Promotes Leaders Self-Awareness and Complex Problem Solving Skills
According to The Leadership Quarterly the most important job of today’s leaders is the ability to solve incredibly complex problems. The key to solving these complex problems lies in a leader’s ability to identify the root causes of a problem instead of its symptoms in order to change them. Leaders trained in causal analysis are significantly better and more effective leaders. They are more mindful and focused, have a greater capacity to stay open to new ideas and can quickly identify the root causes of problems, address them and in doing so, alleviate the symptoms.
Increases a Leaders Ability to Activate Team Cohesion and Team Performance
The Journal of Business Strategies affirmed that leaders who can impact the long term cohesion of their teams, can “account for over one-quarter of its overall performance.” We focus on developing leaders who can create innovative, dynamic and efficient teams: providing nurturing and caring support, scheduling productive off-sites, facilitating interaction between team members, and reminding the team of its mutual goals.
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Superior business performance is directly connected to the development of leadership capability. Organizations that invest in developing their people as effective leaders and managers create a sustainable advantage in an increasingly complex and competitive business environment. Organizations with highly effective leaders outperform competitors and have a meaningful and significant impact on their communities and the world.
Participants benefit from:
- A personalized approach that develops the person in the position. The result is a more confident, resilient and adaptable leader who can better meet any situation as it arises.
- Specific methodology for creating good teamwork and building organizational culture.
- Extensive feedback through assessments on skills pre-engagement and those built post engagement.
- Practice in the skills of leading group interaction, giving feedback and having conversations that involve difficult topics.
Organizations will benefit from:
- Influential leaders who can positively impact both organizational culture and the bottom line.
- Increased retention of employees through leadership capacity that develops and uses talent effectively.
- Enhanced ability to respond to rapid shifts in the environment through leaders who understand how to manage change and respond to resistance.