Leaders of all levels are faced with a daily decision: to delegate or not to delegate. The temptation to complete work without spending the additional time to communicate, coach, and supervise others is real. Delegation remains the key to unlocking two critical aspects of both leadership and teamwork — more time for you to lead strategically and new and exciting career paths for your employees.
Leadership development programs, delivered virtually or in-person, contain multiple learning methods, but none impact growth and development to the same degree as experiential learning. When leaders directly address their most common challenges by actually making the tough decisions in real time and reflecting upon the results, they begin to forge behaviors and long-lasting leadership skills at rapid rates.
The inclusion of senior executives in leadership development has long been the summit in program design.
How to Keep your Leadership Healthy Through the Coronavirus Crisis The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is top of mind for everyone. While our first priorities are the health and safety of our employees and their families, we also need to manage the business impact. Travel bans and cost containment strategies are putting pressure on critical business activities, including employee development. Ironically this type of disruption can delay training programs at a time when employees and leaders need them most. The recent infectious outbreak only enhances the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) nature of our work. Navigating the delicate balancing act of business as usual with crisis management will be far easier for leaders who can:
As a leadership development professional, I am often asked about return on investment.
CHALLENGE: To accelerate its discussion of corporate strategy, a global industrial manufacturing leader engaged IE to embed a half-day, simulation-based learning experience into its annual leadership forum for the top 100+ executives.