When it comes to thriving organizations, leaders are looking to invest in their employees and their employees are looking to their employer for an opportunity to grow and learn. And what the best leaders have learned, is that leadership development brings value at every level. Employees gain new knowledge and abilities. And right from the start, both the team and organization benefit from their new ideas and energy.
Here are some of the great things that leadership development can bring:
The ability to weather change and challenges. The world around us is changing rapidly, and there’s real value in giving people the tools to find their way through new business environments. The result is an agile and adaptable workforce.
Increased employee engagement. When people tap into their potential in new ways, they grow more fully into their role. What’s more, their contribution to their team increases. As they implement new strategies and skills, their motivation and engagement grow even more.
Improved creativity. Exposure to new ideas leads people to think in innovative ways. Seeing old problems from a new angle often results in finding better ways to address them.
Reduced turnover. One of the best ways to prevent turnover is to invest in the people you already have. Supporting the development of your current staff is much easier than replacing them. And it’s often repaid with loyalty.
Increased productivity. Leadership training helps employees stay focused. It gives them tools to structure their own goals. As a result, they tend to make the most of their performance. And, in turn, they strengthen their ties to the goals of the organization.
A new generation of well-prepared leaders. To be effective, the process of growing new leadership needs to be strategic. Without planning, leadership roles end up going to the most dominant people instead of the most qualified. A long-term plan for developing future leaders ensures a solid structure in the years to come.
Strengthened corporate culture. Investing in leadership development sends a message to your people that you care about them. That message inspires them to be productive and present. And that spirit quickly grows to boost your team’s morale and commitment.
The idea that great leaders are born, not made, is a myth. You won’t know without training and development what the people on your team can truly accomplish.
Lead from within: Help the people who make your business possible be as successful as possible. Know that when you invest in people, they return the investment to the organization.
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The Leadership Gap
What Gets Between You and Your Greatness
After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.
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Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.