Leadership Talent Development
Talent development doesn’t happen by osmosis. Businesses without a talent development program fall behind the best companies to work for. Corporates with under-invested leadership development programs develop complaining employees, high staff turnover, and loss of top executives at inopportune times.
A good leadership development program aligns to the business objectives while engaging employees to want self-development.
Business needs to develop leadership talent to get the best out of it’s people, for leadership succession, to retain best employees experienced in business culture, networks, and knowledge.
Business Management Strategy
A complete business management strategy includes leadership training of managers. It’s inadequate strategy to think business leadership development and management competency happen without intervention.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. – Ralph Nadar
Managers learn leadership skills by becoming better informed about their own strengths and weaknesses and how to use them to best advantage to hold their own team to account.
Without competent leadership of each team, the weak teams let the rest of the organization down.
It’s encumbent on businesses to facilitate managers’ leadership skills training and development by formal training, mentoring for leadership, and one-to-one coaching feedback.
Transition of Managers to Leaders
The leader innovates; the manager administrates. The leader focuses on people; the manager focuses on systems and structure. The leader inspires; the manager controls. The leader is his own person; the manager is a good soldier. The leader sees the long-term; the manager sees the short-term. The leader asks ‘what and why?’; the manager asks ‘how and when?’ The leader does the right thing; the manager does things right. – Warren Bennis
High performing employees transition to management. Managers will only develop full potential with well-developed leadership skills. For managers to get others to do the “how and when” and “doing things right”, the manager needs people skills.
Management works in the system; leadership works on the system. – Stephen R. Covey
Each manager and each reporting employee have personality styles which need to knit together. The manager needs to gain knowledge, understanding, and practice, in people skills to bring the synergies into alignment.
Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people. – John D. Rockefeller
This is not to say managers are average. It is to say we are all average until skills are developed to become what’s possible.
Leadership Training For Managers
Managers desiring to improve leadership skills benefit from seminar demonstrations of effective communication skills. These team leaders need strategies to get the most out of the team resources.
Where best communication skills are not evident at executive and management level, planning and goal setting are nebulous exercises. To avoid disasters and get the required business results, invest in leadership training for managers and executive leaders.
Our leadership talent development seminars provide opportunities to observe and practice interactive communications to be more effective in business.
Without knowing what successful communication looks like how can one be successful?
As I said in my book Reinventing Leadership – “If it’s not working, you’re doing it the wrong way”