Traditional leadership models typically refer to the top-down leadership approach. Most traditional programs focus leadership development opportunities on improving the skills of executives and managers. The key message they miss is that their entire organization also needs these skills to succeed. This explains why 77% of organizations say they are experiencing a leadership gap.
Leadership is not just for those with a corner office or an MBA hanging on the wall. Leadership is not just for those with the title “Chief” or “Vice President.” The reality is that leadership happens in different contexts, including in the self-context, and at every level of an organization.
We all love new things, right? Picture that special smell of a freshly opened can of tennis balls or brand-new leather jacket. That thick, robust aroma that lets you know the product is fresh off the press. It’s like that “new car smell” that’s crisp, pristine and mint. It’s like shopping for a new pair of shoes or a new tablet. The old version you own is worn-down, overworked or over-used and obsolete, so replacing it with a new version brings a level of excitement and anticipation.
Performance Management strategies are essential for any company. However, the traditional routes taken by business and organizations are dated and ineffective. These aged methods usually include an annual performance review which offers no constructive feedback or opportunities to improve until those are addressed.
Creating a successful leadership plan can be stressful and difficult but the benefits are unmatched. The infographic below covers the three things you need when developing a leadership plan: goal definition and expectations, shaping your leaders and locating the right tools to do so.
Leadership styles come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you’re crazy about details or you prefer to look at the bigger picture, there is no one specific way to lead. How do you know what kind of leadership style you have?
The skills gap has been present in the working world since the most recent recession wreaked havoc on the economy in 2008. Although it is shrinking significantly, companies are still finding it difficult to source candidates with the right skills for open positions.
In a recent study, 83% of organizations said it’s important to develop leadership at all levels, but only 5% have implemented development programs. Of the 5% of developing leaders, many of them find themselves falling short of expectations.
Leadership development programs are often overlooked, leaving company leaders floundering for a way to rise in their departments.
In a Brandon Hall Group study, researchers reported the majority of organizations (83%) said targeted development for all leader levels is important or very important. While leadership development and training is on the minds of many organizational chiefs, what are the first steps to reaching this goal? In order to best develop your leaders, the most important skill to address is communication.