Healthy, effective, productive leaders
When the business environment becomes more challenging companies tend to concentrate on hard measures such as reducing costs, increasing profits and downsizing often ignoring the sometimes intangible measures such as the management’s ability to be successful leaders, as a possible solution to how a business could weather the storm. This can be a flawed approach and can be extremely detrimental to the health of the business.
Having effective and productive leaders are imperative for an organisation’s success and ability to be agile in competitive and changing environments. This is often the reason that many HR departments insist that leadership training is the way forward to rectify the deficiencies in the organisation’s capability.
When the HR department advises the management team that they need leadership training this is often met with derision and a reluctance to attend, or worse still if they do attend, assessment following the training shows that in the mid to long-term there is little to none improvement in leadership competence. This has a long-term adverse effect on the business and the ability of employees to reach their potential and add value to the business.