Leadership training, like any other aspect of a successful organization, is constantly updating to stay effective. Ray Carvey, executive VP of Corporate Learning at Harvard Business Publishing, has some insight into how leadership training has improved within the last decade.
Developing a leadership mindset. Carvey tells us that it is vital to make the distinction between being a leader and managing tasks. The difference is, while a manager may be in charge of managing tasks, a leader has the responsibility to behave and appear as a figure in charge as well as the responsibility of managing tasks.
Know the difference between a learning organization and a training organization. According to Carvey, training programs exist in a vacuum. They focus on specific skills but lack the real-life application that is necessary for a complete learning experience.
3 aspects of leadership training. The three things Carvey states that a training program must have to be successful are senior leadership involvement, building interactive experiences that engage learners, and defining and agreeing on clear, measurable, and well-articulated objectives and expectations.
Leadership training is constantly changing and improving, and so should your organization. Keeping up with the new-and-improved leadership training styles will give your leadership team the tools it needs to take your organization to the next level.