Lets start this year with a plan. Enjoy this article.
Some people are gifted with exceptional leadership ability. This talent is apparent from early days and these individuals often assume leadership roles in adulthood. So yes, some people have a natural propensity towards leading others. The majority however have a desire to lead and a will to achieve.
More often than not, leadership in corporate organisations are not in the hands of natural born leaders and even if it were they would still need to refine their God given talent. This has made Leadership Development Programmes crucial for organisations who wish to develop a strong management team.
Leadership programmes incorporate various skills which range from managing relationships and conflict to motivating employees. Regrettably smaller organisations, organisations with flat hierarchies or labour intensive organisations do not always have the numbers to warrant formal training programmes. This not only places the manager at a disadvantage, but also the staff member who would benefit from being managed by an expert manager. Obviously the company is the biggest looser and may have no other alternative but to try and employ people who already have the requisite skills.
The problem with the alternative is that skilled people recognise the lack of development opportunities in the organisation and probably do not even apply.
Luckily education has evolved and no longer supports the one-size-fits-all approach. Concepts such as informal learning, mentoring and coaching has revolutionised training and development and companies who support employee growth are embracing creativity.
There has never been a more exciting time to develop people and there are more solutions available than what you could ever imagine. The number of people to be developed, the methodology of the development strategy, the content, the costs, none of these are insurmountable challenges. The time is ripe to proactively investigate how you can implement People Development Plans for 2013.
Here is what Iemas Financial Services Co-operative Group Manager, Human Resources – Leonie Louw has to say about Director Stephanie Bosch, “What I most appreciate about Steph is not only the exceptional quality of her work and her reliability, but also her energy, positive attitude, initiative, solution-oriented approach, creativity and holistic approach. She does not only develop material and facilitate training programmes, but really understands our business, our organizational culture, values and strategies and incorporate all of this in the training interventions. I do not think of Steph as an external consultant, but rather as a colleague, a strategic partner and a member of our Human Resources Management team.”
Contact Coaching Consolidated so that we can discuss your unique circumstances and formulate an inspiring solution.
Read more at Leadership Development Plans for 2013 | Coaching Consolidated (Pty) Ltd.