While all leaders have common leadership challenges, there are aspects of leadership unique to each leader level. Making the transitions from leading self as an individual contributor to leading others to leading other leaders all require enhanced capabilities.
Leadership development is defined as a program or activity that makes people become better leaders. An example of leadership development is a program for assistant managers on how to more effectively communicate with employees.
Leadership development expands the capacity of individuals to perform in leadership roles within organizations. Leadership roles are those that facilitate execution of a company's strategy through building alignment, winning mind share and growing the capabilities of others.
As a leader, you have a lot of responsibilities. Changing how you do things may not be high on your list of priorities; in fact, it may not appear on that list at all. But leadership coaching is an important tool you shouldn't overlook. It's not necessarily about overhauling your leadership style and way of managing; it's about leadership development and learning effective strategies for bettering your company and yourself.
With business moving at breakneck speed, frequent job shifts, and limited in-house training, professionals of all levels are often grappling with changes. As a result, organizations are in dire need of leaders who can guide their colleagues through workplace challenges, help them improve performance, and lead them through career decisions.
In this training you will learn that supervision today is more about leadership and employee development than it is about discipline.
Engaging people to get the most from each person you lead is something that takes time and training to accomplish. There are few born leaders but thankfully you can learn how to better lead people.
Most supervisors and managers understand the need for employee leadership. Taking immediate action when you see something that you do not like, or that is concerning, is the sign of a good leader.
Learn to be an active leader. There will be times when your discussions with an employee cannot be 100% positive. Regular daily interactions with an employee should also include bringing performance issues to the employee’s attention while they are small and manageable.
Bonus - leadership development training form and how to use it.
- An Interest in Leadership development
- You will learn how to interact with employees so you can be a more effective leader. This is an introductory course related to leadership development.
- The most critical part of development programs is, of course, reinforcement. Part of the impact that technology has on leadership development includes the personalization of leadership plans and development programs, allowing employees to choose from on-demand resources and activities geared toward leaders’ learning style, pace, interests, and goals.