What Is The Right Way To Do Leadership Development?
"The single biggest decision you make in your job -bigger than all the rest - is who you name manager. When you name the wrong person manager, nothing fixes that bad decision. Not compensation, not benefits, nothing." - Jim Clifton, CEO of Gallup
3 of every 4 employees report that their boss is the worst and most stressful part of their job!
Think for minute:
- a) Can't people just manage themselves?
- b) Why do you need to have managers?
Consider this as you think in these questions:
- 36% of organizations say their leadership development practices do not meet what they currently need.
- Managers account for at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores
Ok, so can't we just train people to be better managers? The answer is no. However when the training is part of a larger structure that involves multiple interconnecting topics, interaction with other people to learn also from them, and the capacity to implement in real life the learned concepts and solidify the learning by actual experience; then the results are different.
The best way to create positive habits at work is when people learn and understand leadership concepts from three different angles.
Our behavior changes (going from having to do things to wanting to do things); as a result of:
- 10% comes from formal learning classes, seminars, or workshops
- 20% comes from learning from others informally - by our interaction with others
- 70% of change in behavior comes from experience on the job. From taking action and interiorizing what otherwise would only be "theoretical".
In every one of our workshops, we guide our participants to create their own Action Plans, which will transport the reviewed concepts from the class room, to their office and to their work context.
There are many approaches to developing leaders and each organization decides which methodology they can try. In CE Leadership Group we keep the content, the delivery and the implementation of our workshops realistic and interactive. Return on Investment -money and time investment- are a laser focus in each one of our classes.
We would love to begin a conversation with you on the needs and goals of your team. Drop us a quick note below.
Thanks - CE Leadership Team