“In a world where knowledge doubles every year and skills have a half-life of 2.5 to 5 years, leaders need to constantly develop.” Deloitte’s Global Human Capital 2014 trends survey
Are your leaders ready to face the challenges of the next 10 years? Are you developing new leaders to fill the slots of others?
According to the Deloitte study Leadership development is the #1 issue facing senior management today. This is not just leadership development for the business owner or senior executives, but the issue encompasses leadership at all levels. Again, quoting from the Deloitte research:
“Twenty-first century leadership is different. Companies face new leadership challenges, including developing Millennials and multiple generations of leaders, meeting the demand for leaders with global fluency and flexibility, building the ability to innovate and inspire others to perform, and acquiring new levels of understanding of rapidly changing technologies and new disciplines and fields.”
(A good overview of this study is an article by Gina Gorman The Urgent Need for Leadership Development)
Leadership development involves many areas. The areas where I help teams are:
Effective leadership development begins at the top for as the CEO or business owner goes, so goes the rest of the organization. If developing your people is not your top priority then you are most likely working on short term goals. You also probably spend a major portion of your time fire fighting.
There are many options from 2 hour workshops on team communication and how to make meetings effective to in-depth 8-16 week leadership development processes.
Many clients engage through a coaching process where I meet with key team members on a bi-weekly or monthly basis.