Leadership development at all levels in the organization is one of the critical factors for success in this century. Investments in leadership development enable employees to find greater meaning in their work, to prepare them for succession planning, and to give them a higher purpose in contributing to the organization’s success.
Here are just three important facts to remember as you think about creating leaders in your organization:
Fact 1: Good leaders communicate well within their organization. Great leaders not only communicate to the organization as a whole, they understand that different team members think, behave, interact and work differently and they adapt their responses to be appropriate for each different interpersonal style.
Fact 2: In days gone by, leaders were the people at the top of the organizational pyramid. While this made it easy to identify who was “in charge” and worked in the middle of the last century, it is no longer an effective leadership model. Leaders cannot be the experts in every discipline, and leadership is no longer restricted to the top. Every individual in the organization has opportunities every day to demonstrate leadership and it is up to senior and mid-level managers to serve and support their frontline associates to succeed.
Fact 3: Organizations who give associates the tools and trust to be effective leaders have higher retention rates and higher levels of employee job satisfaction. Not surprisingly, they also have higher returns and lower costs.
What Our Clients Say
“The leadership training has helped me as much personally as it has professionally. With me better understanding the differences in interpersonal styles, I took my daughter in my arms and told her I love her instead of taking the roof off of the house which I normally would have done. Her boyfriend’s family had already kicked him out of his home. We took him in and embraced them both.”
Michael B, Supervisor, Duramed Pharmaceuticals
“We’ve utilized the leadership training to identify and effectively prepare future leaders in our organization. It’s enabled us to ‘bridge the gap’ from where we are to where we want to be.”
Richard M, Executive Management, Lake County Department of Utilities