When you think about it, we all have a leadership role to play.
Whether it’s in our families, community or the workplace. No matter how small a leadership role may appear to be, it cannot be downplayed.
As leader, you work is not only to merely lead but also to grow leadership potential in others.
Now think back to a time when you were managing a team; how well did they take up leadership roles?
How many people can you say you were able to nurture into becoming effective and all rounded leaders?
Sometimes all it takes for your employees to start leading is training on how they can benefit in leadership positions and at the same time.
Here are 3 crucial reasons why you should consider a training in leadership for your staff
- High employee retention rate
I’m sure you’ve heard the old-age saying, “people don’t leave a company, they leave their bosses.” Simply put, employees quit bad leadership!
As a leader and manager yourself, training employees on how to build their leadership capacity significantly reduces turnover.
This is because training equips them and you with the needed skills to lead effectively. Therefore those who work under them won’t be in a rush to leave because they can’t stand their supervisors and bosses.
In training they are taught on the critical difference between being a manager and being an influential leader.
- Increased emotional intelligence and productivity
It is estimated that for anyone to succeed in a leadership position, they need to have a high level of emotional intelligence (E.Q.) of at least 80%.
This is why E.Q is such a fundamental area of training in leadership. To succeed as a leader you need to be self-aware of your emotions and how they affect others.
Knowing how to manage your emotions and those of others in order to create a conducive and tolerable work environment.
A high E.Q. directly and/or indirectly affects work productivity. Nobody wants to work under the authority of a leader who cannot control their emotions or one who cannot be empathetic to the emotions of his/her team members.
With a high emotional intelligence level, you can ensure that as a team leaders and employees align themselves to meeting company objectives, increase their productivity and exercise excellent team work skills because they are now well equipped to manage their emotions.
- Better decision making and delegation
As a leader you need to know how to make tough decisions. The kind that seem harsh but often necessary in order for progressive change to occur.
Decision making is a large part or leadership and management development because you are the last say. You decide the next course of action.
By making better decisions, you are also able to delegate tasks from a point of critical assessment of skills. You evaluate your team’s individual strengths and leverage on them in order to ensure you maximize on their full potential.
And is exactly how you ensure that teams are performing. Procrastination, heavy workloads and stress is increasingly reduced and targets start being met.
What next step should you take?
Start nurturing your own leaders today and experience numerous benefits that come with leadership development.
Enroll your line managers and other team leaders in your company for our leadership and management course by clicking on this link.