Without launching into a dramatic Oscar-style speech about this accolade, it has made us think about what drives our sustained success.
Of course, the answer is you. Our valuable clients. Or rather how we partner with our clients – learning professionals around the globe together with whom we try to make a difference in how leadership behaviours shape employee experiences and organisational achievements.
Yet, for all of us in the world of learning and development, leadership development or training, the warning bells are deafening. We not only need to keep up with the demands of today’s complex workplace, we all – training providers and internal L&D professionals – need to be one step ahead if we are to provide leaders at all levels with the support they need to do a great job. Creating a common language, empowering people to speak up, leading resilient teams. How we support leaders really matters.
Leadership Development that Lasts
Ellen Foley, AchieveForum Executive Consultant, comments: “As leadership development professionals, we grapple with one of the most pervasive and challenging questions in our industry. How do we build learning that truly derives behaviour change, sustained over time in the workplace? We have undertaken some research to crack the code on that and we’re calling it Leadership Development that Lasts. Our clients tell us it’s a mission critical issue for them.”
It’s about shifting the focus from purely instructional methodology and support for the individual to investing in creating the right workplace environment, so groups and the teams are set up for success.
We know that to retain our status within the industry, we need to have our eyes on the future of learning: “We prepare the Top 20 lists to better inform professionals about the best and most innovative providers of training services and technologies.” Training Industry, Inc
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