Does leadership training really work

It sure does. And we have received too many positive testimonials and thank you messages following our programs to not think any differently. And it is probably not a matter of if leadership training works, it is a matter of what makes it work.  

Let’s unpack that.  

The setup is important 

The most important thing that a business can do prior to sending people to our programs is to let the attendees know what they are coming to, and why. Set them up for success. Too many times in my last 17 years of doing this, have I seen people turn up, because there was an event in their calendar, and they had no idea what they were coming along to. Uncool. 

We work with out clients, now, to make sure that never happens. 

And it worked for one of our attendees – a few days before the program, we got a call, to ask if he really need to come along. We mentioned that it could help his leadership. “I’ve been a leader for 30 years” he said, “And I didn’t even know leadership training was a thing”. He had a great time and learnt a lot. Which his team now benefits from. 

The trainer is important 

We have a lot of trainees come through our programs, who have a very good ‘BS-Meter’. In other words, they are cynical, they are potentially a little closed off, and they don’t know if they will get value from the time they invest in their own personal development. 

This is where the quality of the trainer shows up. The trainer needs to be able to work with different learning styles, different communication styles, and different leadership styles. The trainer needs a high level of understanding in psychology and personality traits. And needs to be able to read a room, read humans, and read energy levels. And be able to read a DISC profile, to help leaders understand themselves, and to understand others.  

The training is important 

If you remember nothing else from this message, please remember that ‘leadership training needs to be tailored to the audience, and to the attendees. Please don’t book an off the shelf (vanilla) program for your team, then wonder why it didn’t hit the mark. 

When you are organising leadership training, please, please, please – tailor the training. So that you get feedback like this… 

“I would like to express a personal thank you for the training you delivered. It was not only interesting and valid, but I now have a better insight into the emotional side of the way we cope differently under pressure. This will assist me with the way I approach a situation and respond to gain the desired result with all stakeholders.” 

In summary, does leadership training work… It sure does. We have too many data points and good news stories to say that it is highly worthwhile. If done right, and with the right approach for your attendees. 

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About Anton

Anton has dedicated his working life to helping leaders to upgrade their mindset, upskill their leadership, and uplift their teams! With a focus on helps leaders to better lead under pressure. Anton is an entrepreneur, speaker, consultant, bestselling author and founder of The Guinea Group. Over the past 19 years, Anton has worked with over 175+ global organisations, he has inspired workplace leadership, safety, and cultural change. He’s achieved this by combining his corporate expertise, education (Bachelor of HR and Psychology), and infectious energy levels.
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