Getting Buy-in for Leadership Development Training
One of the biggest challenges leadership, learning, and talent development professionals face when they propose a new initiative is convincing their CEO of the financial impact of the proposed initiative.
Without a clear sense of the positive financial impact, it's easy for a leader to dismiss a new proposal as being too disruptive, too expensive, or too time consuming.
An analysis of more than 200 organizations by The Ken Blanchard Companies found that every year of delay in improving leadership skills costs the typical organization an amount equal to 7 percent of their total annual sales.
This represents millions of dollars each year—because poor leadership behaviors not only increase the loss of high potential employees, they also lower the employee work passion and productivity of the people who remain with the company.
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Leading the Duke Energy Way
A senior leader at Duke Energy approached Stephanie Bush, director of learning and development, with a request for building leadership skills in his division.
Already familiar with Situational Leadership® II (SLII®), Stephanie decided to pilot the program with this leader's management group to see if it met their needs.
"I knew our leaders wanted to be able to have impactful coaching conversations with their team members. They needed to be able to set goals, hold people accountable, and provide a leadership style to match their employees' needs. That is exactly what SLII provides."
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In bookstores September 26
Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager (Revised Edition)
For decades, millions of managers in Fortune 500 companies and small businesses around the world have followed Ken Blanchard's management methods to increase productivity, job satisfaction, and personal prosperity.
Now, this newly revised edition of Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager empowers people at every level of the organization to achieve success.
Through a captivating business parable, Ken Blanchard and coauthors Susan Fowler and Laurence Hawkins show readers how to apply the world-renowned Situational Leadership® II model to their own development.
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