Invest in yourself or your workforce with leadership training & development programs to help improve assertiveness, communication, and other soft skills or intangibles that make a great leader. No matter how big or small the team you lead, a leadership development program will change the way you interact with them. This will have a trickle-down effect among the individuals you work with day in and day out, and your entire organisation will be better because of it. Your leaders are responsible for putting in place and upholding the culture in your company or organisation - so why not ensure they have the skills and tools to do their job effectively? This is one of the best investments you can make in your people!
Leadership training helps you take your existing leaders and make them better at what they do. Just like you’d offer continued education to employees with technical skills such as accounting, you should be furthering the knowledge and skills of your executive teams and thought leaders. However, the way you go about leadership training is pretty different from what you might expect - it’s a lot more hands-on & involved than typical workforce training. With that said, some leadership training may involve classroom work - such as paying for the schooling of your executive to get their MBA (or less intensive online courses), for example.
Before you invest in one yourself, you might be curious about what the standard curriculum of a leadership development program includes. Of course, this varies from program to program - but there are a few aspects they all share in common. Here are a few different aspects of any quality leadership development program:
Harold Hillman has an extensive background in leadership development, which includes the design, development and delivery of programs while in his roles as Chief Learning Officer or OD Director with the U.S. Air Force Academy, Amoco Corporation, Prudential Financial and Fonterra. Our signature brand in leadership programs underpins the fundamental relationship between leading and learning.
You will not lead effectively if you cannot learn effectively. We also believe that emotional intelligence is critical to leadership success, particularly in learning to drive stronger engagement and performance through effective coaching and team building.
Sigmoid has developed leadership programs for clients in financial services, insurance, energy, media and entertainment, professional services, local and regional government, healthcare, manufacturing, FMCG brands, and tertiary education & universities. Contact Harold Hillman to learn more about our vast experience in designing and delivering leadership development programs, or to inquire about a specific leadership offering.
Before investing in leadership development training, we highly encourage you to undertake an executive talent assessment to identify who the true leaders in your midst are. This is a good way to find employees lower in the ranks that could work their way up in your company, and become a leader of a team themselves one day - perhaps even an executive!
Aside from leadership development coaching, we offer a myriad of other services and products to help you get the most out of your people. Induction training, executive coaching, & keynote speaking are just a few of the other ways we can help you optimize your workforce and allow them to become the best they can be - and thus, allow your company to become the best it can be!