Despite investing heavily in education for their executives, many companies don’t see a good return on their investment. This is because traditional educators and businesses don’t often teach the vital skills necessary for success. Even if individuals receive some training, they may not stay with the company that paid for it.
As an executive leadership coach, I have observed that most organizations’ leadership development programs are standardized and one-size-fits-all. This lack of personalized, impactful training is a significant contributor to the failure of these programs to yield positive results.
I always encourage my clients to try something new. Here are my four recommendations for leaders who want their leadership development programs to succeed:
Tailored learning: To prepare your leaders to lead successfully, you must tailor the content and format of learning experiences. You must make sure it’s specific to their needs, that it meets their goals, and learning styles. Hence, avoid using a cookie cutter approach, which is common in most organizations.
Interactive learning: To ensure you have the right kind of leaders, you must provide experiences that involve interacting with others and engaging in group activities. For instance, as collaborating with colleagues or participating in group brainstorming discussions. As a result, this type of learning benefits individuals by allowing them to learn from others and benefit from diverse perspectives.
Hands-on learning: To position your leaders for success, you must provide experiences that are grounded in real-world situations. Make sure the content and activities are relevant and applicable to the individual’s work life. As a result of this, it can be directly applied to their daily tasks or challenges for increased effectiveness and efficiency.
Measured learning: To ensure your leaders have the tools they need to thrive, you must provide them with experiences that involve setting goals and tracking progress over time. This helps individuals see their progress and make adjustments as needed. Consequently, they come to understand the importance of measuring their actions and making them happen in a timely manner.
Stop doing what every other organization is doing and start treating your people the way they deserve. Incorporating these elements into leadership development efforts will increase engagement and motivation and lead to greater success in achieving your company goals.
Lead From Within: Leadership development is crucial for any organization that wants to stay competitive and lead successfully into the future
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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.