The Need for Leadership and Team Development:
At ACME Leadership Development, we believe that leaders are not trained, but rather, they are developed. This is not accomplished by using curriculum and some classroom theory; it is accomplished through the means of coaching, mentoring and encouraging. Using our experience along with the use of proven, effective tools, we help organizations grow their leadership from the inside out.
- Leadership, now more than ever, is critical to the future success of any company or organization. An organization’s most important resource is their human capital – they very people who are part of that organization.
- Great talent leaves organizations regularly. Two major reasons include not being able to make a difference and dissatisfaction with the organizational culture – especially in the quality of interactions with others.
- Having a high performance culture maximizes the possibility of achieving extraordinary results. The lack of a high performance culture has many costs including high employee turnover, employee litigation, disgruntled customers leaving and going elsewhere, and the degradation of high morale employees to lower morale employees after years of service.
- The cost of losing a high performing employee ranges from 70 to 200% of that person’s annual salary. These costs include recruiting, retraining, lost sales, and decrease in remaining employees’ effectiveness.
- Research consistently shows that the Emotional Intelligence competencies of leaders positively impacts organizational performance much more than cognitive intelligence or work experience. For example, experienced partners in a multinational consulting firm were assessed on the Emotional Intelligence competencies plus three others. Partners who scored above the median on 9 or more of the 20 competencies delivered $1.2 million more profit from their accounts than did other partners–139% incremental gain (Boyatzis, 1999).
“When it comes to leadership, the training industry has been broken for years. You don’t train leaders you develop them – a subtle yet important distinction lost on many. Leadership training is alive and well, but it should have died long, long ago.
This may be heresy to some – but training is indeed the #1 reason leadership development fails. While training is often accepted as productive, it rarely is. The terms training and development have somehow become synonymous when they are clearly not. This is more than an argument based on semantics – it’s painfully real.”