We asked our clients, partners, and peers in the industry
to share why and how leadership training is key to their organizational success.
Here’s what they had to say:

Organizational Success Starts with Managers 

According to Gallup, 70% of a team’s engagement depends on the manager. Not surprisingly, Gallup also found that teams with

effective managers see 27% more revenue per employee. In our new working world, where managers are challenged to lead remotely while balancing their own work loads and blurred lines between work and home, it’s crucial for these managers to have the training, resources, and tools to ensure they are leading their teams toward their common goals and objectives.

Timing is Everything
Nancy, SVP of Human Resources for a national utilities conglomerate, shares when her organization knew it was time to implement effective, ongoing leadership training for the enterprise, “With the fast-paced growth and expansion our company was experiencing, we were hiring and promoting supervisors, managers, directors, and executives at a meteoric pace. We quickly realized that not all managerial talent is equal and quite a few of our leaders needed training on essential and more advanced manager and supervisor skills.”

In addition to accelerated organizational growth and expansion, other times to make the decision to implement leadership training are

  • New product introductions
  • Strategic planning and execution
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Change in leadership and culture

Teeing Up Success

Timing and planning of leadership training is half the task. The other half is developing and rolling out programming, goals, and resources to ensure all participants are well-equipped and supported. Here are some best practices in implementing a successful and sustainable leadership training program:

  • Align individual training goals to the overall business goals
  • Develop a progressive learning experience that builds with each level of manager responsibility
  • Ensure senior leadership are on board and engage them early and often
  • Create easy access to all program tools and resources and make it easy for each participant to get started
  • Clearly communicate program launch throughout the organization
  • Measure each program and share results regularly