HCM Skinny-How to Get High-Potential Employees Interested in Leadership Development Programs

Leadership development programs are critical to the success of any organization, regardless of size.

First off, any program that helps in developing employees is important because you are essentially investing in organizational efficiency and effectiveness. In theory, the more training an employee receives, the better they will be at their job.

Next, leadership development is critical because it is very difficult to build great teams and drive focus towards a similar goal if you don’t have qualified leaders. Investing in leadership development is similar to investing in the profitability of the company. That may sound weird (which it is), but there are numerous studies that show top leaders create highly engaged teams will lead to greater profitability for the organization.

Also, although many organizations have succession planning conversations, you never want to assume who will be the future leaders of the organization. Make sure you create a program that is available to all employees. Like this article says, create trainings and programs that focus on developing leadership skills, not leaders. By providing leadership skill training, you will be a creating a more self-sufficient workforce that will be prepared for any changes in the future.

Top quote from article:

We found that when people received leadership course material framed in terms of leadership skills, they had 29% better recollection for the content than when they received the same material framed in terms of leaders. Krishna Savani, Associate Professor Nanyang Business School

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