Strategic Discipline Blog
Most of us struggle to get out of our comfort zone. Yet it’s the one thing, done frequently that can dramatically transform our performance.
A recent article by McKinsey & Company, one of the most prestigious consulting firms, Why Leadership-Development programs fail, notes four major reasons leadership development programs fail. Many of the reasons focus directly on the leadership program.
Leadership training is more than just setting up programs to train and develop your future leaders. It begins with how you train your people to be leaders in your present operating disciplines. Let me share the four mistake areas from the article and share how Gazelles Coaches and Positioning Systems treat these to prevent leadership-development failures.
When Jack Welsh was at GE he had a philosophy to have less people, paid more with a lower total wage cost.
“Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody ever does anything about it,“ is a quote attributed to Mark Twain.
We would all like to make better decisions. Would it surprise you to know that how you go about making a decision will have little to do with how your decision turns out? All the time spent agonizing on making the proper choice has little bearing on whether or not it will turnout being the right decision.
At a recent client monthly meeting we discussed their new employee orientation (onboarding) process and how someone is always included to mentor the new person. The mentoring program isn’t structured. Its primary intent is to provide an opportunity for feedback and concerns that they might not feel they can address with their supervisor. The CEO played a video on why mentoring is important this company. Immediately he observed there were additional opportunities mentoring offers to grow their business.