Once a leadership evaluation system is in place, we must focus on helping our leaders be as successful as possible. Highly effective organizations – those who create and maintain a culture of excellence and success – invariably provide extensive training for their leaders.
I don’t know about you, but I never set out to be in management. I enjoyed being a “technician”, a “craftsman”, a person knowledgeable in my area of expertise. Once I became a leader, exemplary leadership training enabled me to excel in a way that would not have been possible without this training.
Quint Studer in his book Results That Last makes it clear that training is necessary if an organization is to succeed. So, if training is essential, why don’t we see better results from the training offered and why do so many organizations dump training when times get rough?