Linkage consultants are always pretty busy, but two in particular have been especially busy recently, writing for publications like Forbes and Training Industry magazine. Susan Brady’s co-written article in Forbes about Coaching Your Inner Critic provides concrete directions we can all use to be better leaders (and happier too). And Mark Hannum’s recent feature in Training Industry magazine provides valuable insight on how the best organizations do way more than just provide training; they develop leaders who make a difference.
“The best leadership development programs use sophisticated design and delivery methods, highly researched competency models, global requirements, technological savvy to help leaders skillfully integrate the vision and strategy of their organization to produce measurable bottom-line results,” he writes. “They focus on the ‘process’ rather than a specific ‘event’ and most importantly they target leaders at all levels. The best leadership development programs integrate with an organization’s Leadership Management System, retention and engagement system, succession planning system, social networking tools, online learning tools, performance management, and its compensation and incentives.”
We hope these articles will help you on your leadership journey. And we’re just getting started. Do you have a specific leadership question or concern? Are you navigating a change or have you taken on more responsibility in your current organization? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. Susan, Mark or any one of our talented consultants may just answer your questions in a future article (or blog post).