The New Priority of Leadership Development

Original post from Deb Calvert

Break through the Internal Barriers and Activate Leadership Development in Your Organization
Executives in organizations agree that leadership development is a priority, but implementing a leadership initiative continues to be a hard sell for HR and OD professionals.

Everyone knows the problem. The real problem is that organizations are stalled out when it comes to leadership development.

Often, this stall occurs because the business partners tasked with leadership development aren’t quite able to activate it.

Inspiring the C-suite to commit resources to Leadership Development requires not only presenting the business case, but making the connection between leadership and organizational benefit, customer satisfaction, and profitability.
Leadership in an organization can determine its overall effectiveness and productivity, and without a strong leader at the helm, the rest of the team will suffer.  Lack of communication, disorganization, and lost sales opportunities can all result from poor leadership.  So why isn’t there more priority surrounding it?

It’s time to step up and develop stronger leaders.  This not only helps to inspire a team, but there is also a great return on investment that comes with it.  Greater revenue, better talent, more focused execution, and the motivation to work harder can all result from strong leadership.  You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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