You’ve heard it before: good leaders are made, not born. Simply put, leadership is working through others to achieve results. This is often easier said than done, especially when the others may be quite different than us. Here are five ideas for how to develop a deeper pool of leaders at all levels of your organization. You can also contact us to help you develop a custom leadership development program for your organization.
1. Improve self-knowledge
The Connection Circle below shows that achieving business results through others starts with understanding oneself.
With self-knowledge, one has the capacity to harness strengths and manage weaknesses. (And we all have strengths and weaknesses.) When we are able to manage ourselves effectively, we can be more successful engaging others, and achieving business results.
As you know, Predictive Index® is a powerful tool for working through the Connection Circle, starting with building self-awareness and moving out from there. Identify your high-potentials and send them to the PI Management Workshop™. Your leaders can shift from judging others (“She just ‘doesn’t get it.”) to understanding them and working with them in the most effective way (“She’s needing more clarity from me. I need to be more specific about what I want the final product to be.”) See PI Workshop dates.
2. Consider Coaching
Pairing training with coaching boasts ROI. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Consider:
- An International Personnel Management Association survey (Jan. 2001) found that productivity increased by 88 percent when coaching was combined with training (compared to a 22 percent increase with training alone).
- A Manchester Inc. study of Fortune 1000 executives (2001) found that coaching resulted in a ROI of almost six times the program cost as well as a 77 percent improvement in relationships, 67 percent improvement in teamwork, 61 percent improvement in job satisfaction and 48 percent improvement in quality
- Research conducted by Metrix Global, LLC with Fortune 500 companies (2001) reveals that 58 percent of those clients whose coaching experience was limited to working on more tactical issues reported that their coaching significantly impacted the business. In contrast, 100 percent of those who’s coaching addressed more strategic issues reported making a significant impact on the business.
Learn more about our coaching services.
3. Schedule Training
Learning and growing is not a “one and done” event. Rather, it’s a process. And because adults learn best when they can experience new thoughts and ideas, not just hear about them, our group-format training includes interactive exercises and application activities. We offer a robust selection of topics for ½ and full-day sessions:
- Change Management
- Conflict Resolution
- Performance Management
- Using Predictive Index in Hiring
- Implementing the Predictive Index at an Organizational Level
- Performance Goals and Standards
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4. Brunch and Learn
Our monthly PI Fridays refresher webinars are an excellent opportunity to gather your trained PI analysts (those who have attended the PI Management Workshop™) around bagels and coffee. These sessions revisit PI topics first encountered during the PI training as well as give you the opportunity to ask questions. See webinar schedule.
5. Attend Our Annual PI User Group
This annual gathering of trained PI analyst deepens knowledge, sharpens skills, and refreshes enthusiasm. Generally scheduled during the fall of each year, this event includes sharing of best practices, application activities and skill-sharpening presentations. Learn more about the 2012 PI User Group meeting on Nov. 15th in Lansing, MI.
Do you have a favorite method to develop leadership talent to add to this list? Contact me or leave a comment.