Without leadership, all business resources are ineffective. Leadership is the major factor that makes everything work together seamlessly, towards a unified goal.
Most leadership training programs don't even come close to accomplishing what they were designed to accomplish, which is to develop better leaders.
Poor training is the cause of many fails in leadership development. Although the traditional idea is that a simple training course will solve leadership issues, it rarely does. Training and development are actually two very separate concepts.
Development should be the answer. Instead of simply trying to train leaders, they should receive personalised leadership coaching and development. A coaching environment can provide many actionable goals, and can be personalised in order to meet the individual needs of the business leader; rather than simply ticking boxes on a training checklist.
Running an organisation is hard work - but leaders still need to find time to develop their leadership skills. Great leaders know to move with the times, and not think that a training course attended three years ago will be enough to stay on the cutting edge.
Ongoing leadership development is vital not a leadership training course with a start and an end date. Continuous development program that will personally challenge the leader and keep them sharp, informed, and encouraged.
The CEO Institute’s Future CEO program is a certification course that equips you with the knowledge, skills, and contacts you need to successfully fill the top role and take your next significant step as a leader.
It develops the financial, strategic and communication skills you need to manage a company. By building on your own personal business leadership skills and helping you refine and adopt different leadership styles.
See more information on the Future CEO program.
One purpose of a leader is to get team members to commit their full energy toward the creation of a successful enterprise. This usually comes down to character and integrity.
Chief Operating Officer for Wilson Learning Worldwide Tom Roth says: “What a leader does leads to their form - behaviours and actions taken that demonstrate leadership excellence and often are driven by an organisation’s existing structure. Form is the image or persona the leader creates. If there is no integration between essence and form, credibility can be questioned.”
Great leaders are adept at getting people to follow them to achieve common or shared goals.
Read More: Becoming a leader to follow, CEO's Desk, The CEO Institute Blog.
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