Leadership Development

So much about the world we work in has changed. And the changes keep coming faster, in new forms, and with increased impact on the workforce. Leaders need new capabilities and a new way of thinking to succeed.

Transform your leaders with the mindsets and skillsets needed to inspire, engage and succeed.

Leadership is a decision—Make it.

Leadership is an obligation—Step up.

Leadership is a community—Connect.

Leadership is hard work—Get tough.

 
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Table of Contents

Overview

So much about the world we work in has changed. And the changes keep coming faster, in new forms, and with increased impact on the workforce. Leaders need new capabilities and a new way of thinking to succeed.

According to Cynthia McCauley, leadership development is “the expansion of a group’s capacity to produce direction, alignment, and commitment.” This is not to get confused with leader development, which aims to improve one’s capabilities in a leadership role.

Leadership development aims to improve one’s interpersonal skills to build strong networks and co-worker relationships within your organization.

What is Leadership?

Definition

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines leadership as the capability to lead. However, there’s more to being a leader than just handling employees and managing the overall process.

Here in LHH, we define leaders as a breed of accountable, collaborative, and transformational people. These are the people who make decisions confidently, communicate intuitively with their peers, and navigate change effectively.


Qualities, Traits, and Behaviors

Leadership development thrives in building skills that are necessary to foster growth within your team. To do this, candidates must aim to hone the following traits:


Attract, coach, and retain high-performing talents

Great leaders stand out from regular bosses due to their unrivaled approach towards communication. As a leader, knowing how to command and deliver respect to anyone is crucial. Whether it be an applicant, employee, or client, nurturing your network begins with the way you speak.

Leaders who speak to inspire, empathize, and persuade others can entice and keep competent hires while avoiding high attrition cases in the long run.


Influence company culture to align with business strategy

Company culture is the heart of interpersonal relationships in the workplace. You’ll also find that each business has its way of setting the organizational culture. However, this set of agreed-upon norms and practices may or may not work effectively towards your business strategy. It is up to the company’s leaders to tweak the rules to their overall advantage.

When a good leader takes action, they transform these existing values into growth-inducing beliefs and attitudes to everyone’s benefit.


Increase the probability of success in navigating change

Business landscapes go through unpredictable changes over time. Market crashes, employee turnover, and company growth are just some of the factors that can ripple through the company’s current status.

When it comes to wading through these scenarios, the best leaders know how to take a preemptive course of action to help their organization overcome barriers and seize new opportunities.

Coaching Strategy

The difference between good coaches and bad coaches is this: good coaches believe you already have the answer. You just need a little push to reach it.

Coaches are not meant to be subject experts; instead, their role is to ask you the right questions so you can get where you have to be. The most effective coaching strategies are the ones that focus on helping people learn things by themselves instead of teaching them how to do it.

 

The Company What + The Company How = Increased Productivity & Revenue

When looking for a coaching provider, find those who are agile and available to your people. Look for a coaching company that is willing to provide a scalable approach that matches each individual’s needs, local cultural norms, and the Company’s business objectives.

The LHH Leadership Development Strategy

LHH takes pride in carving a unique path when it comes to building good leadership skills.

We offer scalable coaching solutions that can be tailored according to the company’s values so you can foster bright leaders and develop a coaching culture that fits with your organization.

Learn our three approaches below or set up a quick call with one of our specialists.


Strategy #1: The Accountable Manager

The Accountable Manager is organized around building blocks to drive accountability at the personal, team, and organizational level.

Through a blended approach, managers can immediately apply critical skills and mindsets and gain the support they need through long-term reinforcement.


Strategy #2: The Leadership Contract

The Leadership Contract is a set of integrated solutions that improve accountability among senior leaders and teams. It is a strategy that bridges the gap between company expectations and current performance.

Based on LHH’s global research, 72% of organizations agree that leadership accountability is a critical business issue, yet only 31% are satisfied with their workplace levels. If you want different results, you have to take a different approach.


Strategy #3: Elevating Women in Leadership

LHH’s Elevating Women in Leadership is an immersive program that accelerates female leaders’ development and creates a pipeline of women who will inspire, drive results, and take on future leadership roles.

It also provides insight for people leaders, so they learn how to become great talent managers and help with the headwinds that women often face in the workplace..

Why is Leadership Development Important?

Companies that genuinely embrace a coaching culture experience faster employee onboarding, increased productivity, and higher employee engagement.

Most workplaces today still follow a command-and-control style of management. It is a cookie-cutter type of solution where managers or other similar roles tell people what to do. It is the kind of approach that leaves employees with no room for feedback or a more personal connection.

Building a coaching culture starts by accepting your team members’ differences and letting these qualities thrive and shine on their own. When managers motivate their employees through acceptance, they release a domino effect that increases productivity, revenue, and even other opportunities.

Companies need leaders committed to getting important work done, moving things forward in their organizations, and taking personal ownership for their words, actions, and outcomes.

When you invest in leadership development, you secure greater chances of the following:

      1. Improved bottom-line financial performance
      2. Boosted employee engagement
      3. Increased organizational alignment
      4. Efficient strategy execution
      5. Increased organizational agility

The shortage of quality leaders who step up to guide organizations into the future is arguably the most prominent talent issue facing companies today. Companies must be willing to offer meaningful formal practices and create an inclusive environment that positively impacts all talent pools.

Conclusion

Having a leadership development program in your company is crucial for personal and organizational growth. Through LHH’s three sophisticated initiatives, strong organizations learn how to foster inspiring and capable leadership at a highly competitive advantage.