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Why Leadership Training Should Be a Top Priority

By Amy Groot Subscribe to RSS | February 21st 2012 | Views:
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In the U.S., a study conducted by Expertus in 2008 indicated that 48% of those companies surveyed were cutting their leadership training budgets because of economic conditions. As the economy continued on a downward spiral, cuts in executive leadership training continued. According to Business Week, leadership guidance is essential in any economic climate in order to experience continued growth in the business arena.

The article goes on to compare a lack of leadership training to weeds choking out a garden; as the recession continued to get worse, managers focused more on maintaining status quo than motivating employees toward continued growth. The lack of leadership training meant that employees began to lack motivation and focus, resulting in "choked" or stifled growth in many companies and organizations. It is necessary for effective leadership training to be in place consistently, even in tough economic time management.

During the last several years of economic crisis, employees have been insecure about their jobs, which lead to decreased morale; a lack of leadership teaching left employees without the essential guidance they need from managers. To sum it all up, the scarcity of available jobs coupled with job security issues and a decrease in leadership training meant that productivity in employees decreased tremendously. By implementing effective leadership training now, the garden can begin to thrive and grow again - meaning more efficient and motivated personnel, and ultimately continued business growth.

Business Week goes on to say that leadership training, contrary to popular belief, does not produce only long-term results. In fact, the article claims that results can actually be seen the same afternoon. Simple strategies such as a one-day workshop can often stimulate the team, motivating staff and improving skills for effective team leadership. In only hours, the level of motivation and productivity can be increased substantially - with the help of a good leader.

Several topics that should be covered in leadership training include setting objectives, team building and helping these teams grown to maximum potential, personal goal setting and how personal goals and business goals can be aligned. Leadership guidance is essential in helping employees gain drive and ambition; they must feel necessary and capable, otherwise they will feel as if they are just going to a "job" every day, which isn't productive for the growth of the employee or the company.

Savvy business owners realize that leadership teaching is an investment in their employees and ultimately in the success of their company. The company as a whole is invigorated even in a faltering economy by the investment in leadership training. According to the article, a good leadership guidance program should include:

- Connecting with staff

- Making managers better coaches and mentors

- Listening and giving feedback

- Having a clear vision

- Understanding how separate components make up the complete machine

Leadership training will help companies "weed out" the negative aspects that are dragging the company down, and feed prospective new leaders for renewed growth and vigor, resulting in larger profits.

Amy Groot - About Author:
FranklinCovey is a global leader in effectiveness training, productivity toolsleadership, productivity, time management , leadership training , executive leadership training , strategy execution, and assessment services for organizations and individuals. FranklinCovey helps companies achieve greatness by unleashing the power of their work forces to focus and execute on top business priorities. Clients include multinationals, mid-sized and small, as well as numerous government entities and educational institutions. Organizations and individuals access FranklinCovey products and services through corporate training and consulting, licensed client facilitators, one-on-one coaching, public workshops andwww.franklincovey.com.au/

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