Executive leadership training and development has never been more important. With such a rapidly changing business environment in Los Angeles – pandemic and post COVID-19 pandemic – along with the rest of the world, we have to equip our leaders with the skills and confidence they need to drive effective change within their organizations.
In the face of rapid technological advances, increasing environmental awareness and a growing awareness of the need for purpose and well-being at work, organizations the world over are redefining how they operate, and that includes how they offer corporate training.
Executive leadership training can take many forms with many intended outcomes. These might include onsite training, leadership seminars or leadership retreats. The focus could be on change management, communication training, leadership skills or management and organization.
It is widely recognized that the fastest way to achieve business goals is by developing your employees. What’s needed is a genuinely bespoke solution that is tailored to your executive’s individual needs and the requirements of your organization. Personalized flexible leadership training that delivers real and sustainable results.
Leadership Skills Needed for High Performing Teams
As the business landscape is changing so too are the management skills required for effective leadership.
Leadership training programs should provide the systems required to help you navigate this rapidly changing environment while consistently maximizing organizational effectiveness and boosting both career development and personal development. Using simple tools and techniques that give powerful results.
Leadership skills include:
- Emotional Intelligence.
- Critical thinking.
- Effective communication.
- A strong leadership presence.
- Change management ability.
Emotional intelligence is recognized as a key trait displayed by the most successful leaders. It includes self-awareness as well as the ability to show both self-regulation and empathy. Empathetic leaders are more able to perceive and understand the needs of the communities they serve, their teams, their superiors and their customers.
Leaders with higher emotional intelligence tend to have more connected and motivated teams. They are better communicators, they are comfortable with building relationships and they are able to inspire others to get behind them.
Critical thinking is a vital skill for leaders and executives. Great leaders are able to make objective decisions based on the latest business analysis as well as being able to think creatively and innovatively to overcome obstacles and stay ahead.
Effective communication is vital at all levels. This includes communication within teams, within the wider structure of the organization and the ability to produce concise and effective business communications.
The ability to build relationships and harness the power of collaboration can easily be the difference between achieving objectives and not. And as markets become more complex collaboration has never been more important.
Moving towards more collaborative styles of working also creates a more inclusive environment that encourages the emergence of new talent as well as more creative and innovative thinking.
Collaboration requires trust, mutual respect and a shared goal or aspiration and leaders need to be able to inspire this in their team by developing their emotional intelligence and social skills as well as having an awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses.
A Strong Leadership Presence
A strong leadership presence enables executives to effectively build and manage teams. A good leader guides and motivates their teams, they have the ability to connect with others and will help others become successful.
A strong leadership presence combines expertise and confidence with solid values and integrity. Strong leaders learn to lead themselves first, acknowledge areas where they are still learning, and they are present to the needs of their team.
Having the tools required to prepare and support teams, individuals and organizations for effective change can be one of the most valuable skills you can learn as a leader.
All the above skills are important for effective change management as well as the ability to hold the vision of the big picture, not losing sight of what they are trying to achieve and ensuring all actions are aligned towards that vision.
All these skills will contribute to more successful business leadership and personal leadership at all levels of management training.
A successful leadership program will enhance productivity, it will increase employee engagement, bring about a more positive corporate culture and result in better decisions being made.
Leadership Development with Executive Coaches
Studies show that executives themselves rank executive coaching ahead of any other formal development programs. And that a leadership program that combines skills training with one-on-one coaching ensures that the content of the training programs is able to be integrated and applied in an appropriate manner.
Traditional training programs focus on the wholesale transfer of new skills, they are generally generic in nature and not able to be refined to the specific needs of individuals. There is little room for feedback and the lessons delivered can be hard to apply to real-life situations.
Executive education is most effective when it is bespoke. Individually tailored development training facilitates learning and development and thus an improvement in performance and outcomes more rapidly and more sustainably than any other training solutions.
The Leaders Leverage Program
If you are looking for a Los Angeles based training course to support talent development in your mid and executive-level leaders you may wish to consider our Leaders Leverage program.
Our talented global team has decades of industry experience and are passionate about outcomes. We can deliver highly bespoke training in Los Angeles California and further afield that combines results-orientated learning with highly focused one-on-one coaching.
The 6-month program takes an innovative and motivating approach that combines monthly cohort sessions with the incredible benefits of executive coaching. Plus we can provide coaching skills training so that you can bring the unique power of coaching in-house.
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