Business Topics - Leadership and Management Courses

Categories: COURSE & TRAINING
Posted: Sunday - 19/08/2018 23:54
Help Fill Your Leadership Pipeline, L&D leaders are up against the perfect storm when it comes to leadership and management training.
The vast majority (86%) of organizations recognize that developing new leaders and managers is critical for long-term success. 


However, just 13% of companies think they do an excellent job of fostering new leadership and management. And at the same time, existing leaders and managers are retiring while millennials comprise more of the workforce.
Now, L&D leaders are pressured to fill the leadership and management pipeline or risk seeing emerging millennial talent—which will make up 75% of the workforce by 2025—leave for new opportunities.
Right now, just 15% of employees feel the training they receive prepares them for leadership and management roles. If you give your employees engaging eLearning paths, you can flip this trend and fill your leadership pipeline.

Get Ahead of Leadership Training Drivers

 
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You have an aging workforce, a constant stream of first-time managers, and a widening leadership skills gap.  And without a proper development strategy, you’ll start to see high attrition.
Strong leadership development makes companies:
  • 8.8x more likely to have high-quality leadership
  • 9x more likely to financial outperform competitors
  • 7.4x more likely to have highly-engaged leaders that stay with the organizations


The Difference Between Leadership and Management
 

There are three keys elements of a powerful leadership and management pipeline—a talent pool of engaged employees, robust training that actively develops that talent, and a culture that identifies and promotes employees from within.
Satisfying all three requires an understanding of the difference between leadership and management.

“Managers are people who do things right and leaders are people who do the right thing. Both roles are crucial, and they differ profoundly. I often observe people in top positions doing the wrong things well.” - Warren Bennis

This quote emerged at a time when thought leaders focused heavily on the tactics of management and somewhat ignored leadership. Now, the pendulum has swung the other way as leadership training outweighs management development training.
Finding a balance and identifying the right path for each individual is key to maximizing a company’s leadership and management talent.
Recognizing there’s a difference between leaders and managers results in two questions. What makes a good leader? And what makes a good manager?

What Makes a Good Leader?

 

Leadership training at all levels can create a culture of high performance that's built to last.  Regardless of role, the following skills and characteristics of great leaders can be developed with proper leadership training:

  • Vision: Business now changes faster than ever. Being able to understand the current positioning and have a vision for what the organization should be moving toward is critical for leadership roles. This is an explicit role for the CEO and other executives but can also be a valuable skill for individual contributors if the company culture fosters free thinking.
  • Communication: Having vision won’t be very useful if leaders can’t communicate it to those on the journey. Being able to clearly explain thoughts and feelings with key stakeholders can keep the business aligned toward its ultimate goals.
  • Making Tough, Definitive Choices: Not every choice will be the right one, but leaders are capable of making tough decisions and committing to them. Even if the choice requires some sort of self-sacrifice, good leaders will make decisions that contribute to the greater good of the vision.
  • Humility: While confidence is important, it’s arguably more important for leaders to remain humble in their roles. People find it easier to follow humble leaders who can take criticism and recognize when they’ve made a wrong decision.
  • Challenging the Status Quo: Leaders must be able to identify when change is needed, making dynamic changes to the company vision and understanding the line between good risks and bad.

At first glance, these don’t just seem like valuable skills and traits for leaders—they’re valuable for anyone. That’s why leadership training should extend to every level of an organization.
Even still, from an organizational perspective, leadership and management need to work together to keep everyone aligned with the vision.

Become a Leader

Develop yourself as a leader that others will want to follow. Establish and execute your strategic vision and learn to harness the most powerful competitive advantage your organization has—its people. Courses include: Transitioning from Manager to Leader; Developing Executive Presence; Finding and Retaining High Potentials; Executive Decision Making; and more.

Fostering Innovation

Innovation is risky but can propel companies forward when handled correctly. Learn how to drive the creation of innovative products and services by cultivating creativity and risk-taking at all levels. Courses include: Building Creative Organizations; Managing Team Creativity; Breaking Out of a Rut; and more.
 

What Makes a Good Manager?
 

Outside of the common traits of leaders, management development training must also focus on giving people the skills necessary to control and administer teams within the company.

Great managers are often characterized by the following:

  • Unlock Talent: While leaders set the grand vision, managers can take stock of individual employees, recognizing talent and working to unlock the unique potential of each person within a team. Managers can find the best ways to integrate talented employees into both the team and the organization as a whole.
  • Championing Individuals: Great managers don’t just back down from higher-level managers and leaders. Instead, they will champion the work of their teams, defending ideas and making sure employees are given credit for their contributions.
  • Gain the Team’s Trust: Leaders are responsible for setting vision and making tough decisions. But it’s the manager’s job to keep promises with employees and clearly explain why plans have changed, rather than pointing blame for missteps or making excuses.
  • Walk in the Team’s Shoes: While managers have to delegate tasks and track performance, there are times when they also have to step in and help the team with the work. When necessary, great managers are willing to do even the most menial tasks.
  • Implement the Vision: Above all, managers put processes in place to execute the vision for the company. From setting clear goals to meeting with individuals one-on-one to keep tasks on track, managers ensure work is done well.


There’s plenty of overlap between leadership and management skills. Don’t just ask “what makes a good leader?” and “what makes a good manager?” Rather, fill your leadership pipeline by developing these skills continuously and at all levels.

Managing Change

Learn the techniques necessary to keep up with constant change. Managers and leaders can find out how to plan change efforts while also addressing the cultural and emotional impact of change. Courses include: Change Management Foundations; Leading with Emotional Intelligence; Effective Listening; and more.


Become a Senior Manager

Learn how to make the jump to senior leadership by obtaining the skills to make decisions that drive value and revenue for the business. Courses include: Transitioning from Manager to Leader; Managing Up, Down, and Across the Organization; Managing Experienced Managers; and more.

Advance Your Skills as a Manager

Learn how to make the transition from managing to leading and drive business growth performance through decision-making and problem-solving. Courses include: Managing New Managers; Coaching for Results, Finance for Non-Financial Managers; and more.

 

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