Investing in Leadership Skills Training
People don’t leave companies, they leave managers. Having an effective leadership team in place is key for driving retention and profitability for your organization. But in order to nurture future leaders, you must have a strategic training program in place to help develop the crucial skills needed for leaders to succeed.
Top performers can make good managers. They are highly skilled, driven, tenacious, and have a level of expertise that can truly move the needle forward for your business. The most effective leaders are those who are transparent and self-aware – able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of both themselves and their team. They’re invested in the mission and core values of the organization, and leverage innovation and creativity to fuel progression.
At Concannon Business Consulting, we help organizations identify and train leaders by leveraging e-learning technology and adaptive training. In this blog, we’ll demonstrate the importance of identifying and developing leadership skills throughout your organization to drive sustainable, long-term business growth.
Good leadership is about people, not numbers
A good leader knows how to delegate duties among his or her team members. This allows them to focus on high-level initiatives, like generating revenue, strengthening corporate culture, and fostering brand equity. In doing so, productivity levels increase, ensuring business demands are met efficiently and customer satisfaction remains high.
Being a leader means more than just creating success for yourself; it’s about enabling others to create success for themselves and the organization. They share integral resources with their colleagues to encourage individual growth and help the team as a whole move closer to hitting key KPIs and company goals. Good leadership means that your team members are constantly growing and learning as individuals and together; when individuals grow within the framework of teamwork, results are exponential rather than linear.
Every company needs leaders, but not every top performer is fit to be one—yet
High-performing individuals may excel at their respective jobs, but that doesn’t mean they are well-suited for leadership roles. And given its critical role in the success of an organization, hiring the wrong person for a leadership position can have lasting negative effects. That’s why it’s important to understand what truly makes a good leader.
A good leader has developed some integral soft skills that build on the strength of their team. These skills include communication, team building, integrity, and flexibility. A strong leader will also continuously develop their:
- Ability to show empathy
- Active listening skills
- Commitment to their own personal and professional development
- Ability to articulate the mission, vision, and values of the organization
Leadership training gives your staff the tools to develop leadership skills that contribute to their own growth and satisfaction, as well as help identify the true leaders that already exist within your organization. The executive decision-makers can then leverage those specific strengths, and contribute to the capabilities of your business.
Building leadership skills training Into your business
Leadership skills training is a pivotal piece of maintaining a competitive presence as an organization in today’s world. Everybody can strengthen their natural abilities and work to integrate new, important skills for the benefit of the organization and its people. This investment will directly benefit your business, its employees, and ultimately your consumers. Concannon encourages the businesses we partner with to adopt it as an integral part of their leadership and development strategy.
If you’re interested in investing in leadership skills training for your executive teams and beyond, Concannon can help guide you to adapt it as part of your winning strategy for long-term success. Contact us today to learn more.