Contemporary leaders are faced with a myriad of challenges, often finding it necessary to adapt to a changing workforce. Elements such as employees of varying ages, remote workers, and a dynamic economic environment force a new approach to leadership. It has become essential to understand and explore the benefits of leadership development programs and how these programs can help to promote productivity in diverse circumstances to meet new challenges.
What are Leadership Development Programs?
Leadership development is an essential component for all managerial levels in all size organizations. Building on the existing strengths of leaders and managers is necessary to develop and retain talent with the first step establishing a baseline for leaders to track their progress. It is as important to bring leaders face to face with their shortcomings as it is to develop their leadership skills and acumen. Moreover, leadership training strives to build the wisdom and integrity required to transform good leaders into great leaders, and to derive the following benefits:
Self/-Joint Assessment Synergy
Leaders can certainly improve their skills but we all have blind spots. Those managers who experience significant challenges may find it difficult to approach and modify long-standing behaviors that diminish and even sabotage their effectiveness. A joint leader/consultant partnership can provide the leader with a secure setting and relationship to face these long-standing impediments and to approach change with confidence.
The Development Process
Establishing a baseline by creating a fresh awareness of both strengths and development needs is one initial focus of the work we do. Providing substantive and honest feedback to our clients is a hallmark of the work we do with individuals, groups, and the organization. Engaging leaders to understand their development goals and progress clarifies the steps needed to pursue leadership qualities and behaviors they seek.
Customized Approach and Course
Partnering with our staff transforms the leader development journey. This process is made possible by designing a customized plan comprised of both measurable and subjective data – in short, assessment and professional observation. Participants will learn how to develop and maintain awareness of their strengths and liabilities with an emphasis on ‘action learning’ – experiencing growth and influencing peers in the performance of their duties. By following a course of self-awareness, successful change, and professional growth, the leader development process is magnified significantly, enhancing individual, team, and organizational goals and objectives.
Who can Benefit from Leadership Development?
Leaders at any level and stage of their careers will benefit from leadership training. Those individuals who achieve success by operationalizing their development plan benefit and add value to the organization through enhanced performance.
Enroll in one of our life-changing leadership training programs for individuals or organizational groups with WorkLife Xcel today for a transformative experience designed to enhance confidence, peer and follower relationships, and work satisfaction.