Why most leadership development programmes don’t improve business performance and results

Side-stepping four common mistakes can not only help companies develop stronger and more capable leaders, save time and money, and boost morale … but also create sustainable improvements in performance in all areas … and, of course, the results.

For years, organisations have lavished time and money on improving the capabilities of managers and on nurturing new leadership skills. Yet most fail to improve leadership capability, develop a “one team” spirit at the senior level – or improve results on a sustainable basis.

So, why is this? Our research, together with discussions with hundreds of chief executives about the subject, and observing actions of successful leadership development initiatives (and ones that fail) gave us some fascinating insights.


What organisations are doing wrong


Companies can avoid the most common pitfalls in leadership development programmes by improving leadership skills, performance, hereby increasing the odds of success by matching specific leadership skills and traits to the real “starting point”; embedding leadership development to deliver desired outcomes, positively changing attitudes and mind-sets that drive improved behaviours, and following up with, for instance, regular coaching, to ensure the new learning is embedded into day to day workplace activities that positively move all the performance criteria.

Our expertise demonstrates huge, positive turnaround in performances, team spirit, customer experience … and results. For instance:-

  • As a result of our work with an organisation in the manufacturing industry, they saw their closing ratio increase by 130%
  • Another organisation, this time in the engineering industry, increased profits by £600,000 … after breaking even in previous years
  • After working with an organisation in financial services their turnover increased from £87M to £148M – that’s an increase of 58%

Why not show what a true leader you are and invite us in for an informal chat on how to make your managers Masters in the Art of Leadership and, therefore, transform the performance of your business in the critical/vital and key areas?

Your company could be on the verge of something amazing … make it happen by contacting us today on 01244 681068 or email tellmemore@sewells.com.

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