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Choose from products to help your organization master today’s challenges by developing leadership skills in every employee, at every level, from new managers, to the executive team. We can:
- Help you identify what your leaders need through leadership skills assessment,
- Create leadership development plans for an individual or group,
- Develop custom leadership and management training and other learning activities,
- Provide assessments and resource material for you to use to deliver your own training.
Effective leadership is critical to achieving your organizational mission. Coaching and Development helps keep your organization’s leadership strong.
Whether you need to identify leadership skills/competencies, or create a leadership development program, a one-time leadership training event that boosts specific leadership skills, or one-on-one coaching, our assessment, training, and/or consulting services could be what you need.
What is Leadership & Executive Development?
You know how critical leadership skills (and hence, leadership development programs) are to organizational effectiveness. Leadership involves a person’s ability to inspire, influence, and enable others to contribute toward organizational effectiveness. Leaders create a vision, set direction, and provide people with objectives, tools, and incentives.
Leadership development describes a wide range of activities that are aimed at enhancing leadership skills (leadership competencies), including assessment and feedback, reading, instructor-led training, online learning, coaching, mentoring, or on-the-job assignments. We often recommend a “blended learning” approach that incorporates several or all of these activities into a leadership development program. Executive development simply refers to developing the leadership skills, or other skills, of executives in your organization. One-on-one coaching is often used for executives.
About Our Leadership Development Services and Products
Leadership Development can be complicated because:
- Sometimes it’s hard to find out which leadership skills need to be developed.
- Different leaders have different areas for development.
- It’s hard to choose the right blend of activities.
- Costs and benefits of various options must be determined and weighed.
Take advantage of our years of experience in dealing with leadership and executive development challenges. We can:
- Help you identify what your leaders need through leadership skills assessment
- Use your leadership competencies or ours, or some combination
- Help create leadership development plans for an individual or group
- Develop custom leadership and management training and other learning activities (whether it’s one course or a leadership development program)
Examples of Leadership Topics Include:
- Critical Thinking
- Change Leadership
- Employee Engagement
- Emotional Intelligence
- Conflict Management
- Team Development
- Effective Communication
Effective Organizations Produce Leaders
What is Leadership Development
Modern leadership development is about identifying people who have what it takes to lead, and helping them enhance the talents and skills that effective leadership demands. But it’s also about empowering organizations, enabling people to work together in focused and motivated ways, and about building the capacity of groups to deal with every sort of problem, expected or unexpected. These seem like quite distinct goals – nurturing leadership and autonomy. But the key to understanding this paradox, and the challenge that modern leadership development represents, is contained in this truism of the leadership development industry: in an effective modern organization, effective leadership should be understood as being as much a result of effective organization as the source of effective organization. In other words, the most effective organizations don’t just follow leaders. They don’t even follow better leaders: they produce leaders, even as they also knowingly define the qualities required of leadership – in this organization, in this context, to these ends. There is no stable human nature on which to base a static notion of how leaders should be trained; the needs, in terms of leadership and the culture that enables it, are defined organically by the demands faced by any particular organization. And these are defined in turn by how it functions within the complex realities of 21st century market competition – and the claims the organization aims to stake and defend within it. Leadership Development is the activities and creation of an environment that increase the abilities and effectiveness and self-awareness required to create a vision, motivate, inspire, and accomplish.
The Requirements of Leadership Through the Years
Leadership development is one of last remaining sources of sustained competitive advantage, it can have tremendous positive impact, and measurable return on investment. Please feel free to email Joel Goldberg at jg@LeadershipDevelopmentProgram.com, phone us at 716-553-3157.