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The 5 Immediate Impacts of a Transformational Leadership Training
Leadership training that is truly transformational brings a leader back to the workplace with renewed passion, a fresh outlook, and new skills. In my executive leadership trainings, I work to leave participants with a heightened drive for success. I strive to leave them feeling empowered to revamp their approach to the challenges they face every day. Here are five major transformative impacts of these trainings.
1. Fresh Perspective
Leadership training helps leaders understand what drives their employees, and why communication might be breaking down. By giving them fresh perspective on these issues, leadership training program can give them new ways to motivate their people. They’ll come back to the workplace with a better understanding of the roots of ongoing issues, so they can take initiative to solve them.
2. Focus and Drive
Leaders with renewed clarity on how to handle employee interactions and daily challenges have more focus and drive. They know they can navigate the full range of situations they could face on any given day, so they don’t waste energy on confusion and uncertainty. They feel clear and confident, and that gives them focus and drive. They know nothing can stand in the way of achievement, which makes them fired up to get things done when they come into work each day. That excitement is contagious for everyone around them. Leadership confidence is gained through an effective training program.
3. Succession Planning
In a corporate training, participants often strategize on how to reach their ultimate career goal, whatever that may be. They learn to make a concrete roadmap for success, outlining the steps they need to take to get there. They learn to think in terms to concrete, actionable steps that will get them to where they want to go, by leveraging their successes in their current position. Leaders who know how to make it happen feel more driven, and they prepare to fill the shoes of people above them in the workplace hierarchy. That benefits a company greatly in its succession planning.
4. Leaders Who Listen
Leadership training should affirm that a strong leader is humble. The authority structure is important, but people with a higher level of power shouldn’t act more important than those they supervise. Leaders must ask others for input and advice, and must seek to gain buy-in from their people on new ideas. They must spend time talking one-on-one with employees to hear their concerns and ideas. Leaders who are truly confident in their capabilities have no problem listening to others, knowing that gains them respect rather than takes it away.
5. Seeing Challenge as Opportunity
A training focused on leadership development can instill a new approach to conflict and other challenges. Rather than procrastinating on addressing them, leaders have the confidence to address them head-on, and they have the tact and skill to do it well. They know that dealing with challenges can highlight their strengths and serve as an opportunity for positive change. They also don’t shy away from risk-taking, knowing that calculated risks are important stepping stones to greater success.
After a transformational leadership training, you’ll notice a major different in your workplace culture. Leaders will feel motivated and inspired, and the effect will spread throughout the workplace. It might take time for them to fully internalize some of what they have just learned, so provide them with ongoing coaching to help them develop. With their renewed sense of purpose and excitement, and ongoing support, you’ll find your workplace stacked with phenomenal leaders.
Copyright © 2012 Joel Garfinkle, All Rights Reserved. Joel Garfinkle is recognized as one of the top 50 coaches in the U.S., and the author of 7 books, including Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level. He has worked with many of the world’s leading companies, including Google, Deloitte, Amazon, Ritz-Carlton, Gap, Cisco, Oracle, and many more. Subscribe to his Fulfillment at Work Newsletter and receive the FREE e-book, "41 Proven Strategies to Get Promoted Now!"
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