Training Versus Developing Leaders

According to The American Society of Training and Development, U.S. businesses spend more than $170 Billion dollars on leadership-based curriculum, with the majority of those dollars being spent on Leadership Training.   The problem is leaders are developed, not trained.  Training can be rote, and perceived as one size fits all.  On the other hand, development is collective, fluid  and above all actionable. Here are a few pointers on the benefits of developing leaders in the workplace:

  1. Development focuses on maximizing potential.
  1. Development focuses on the future, rather than simply looking at the present.
  1. Development is transformational not just transactional.
  1. Development focuses on growth.
  1. Development educates.
  1. Development highlights innovation.
  1. Development emphasizes performance not simply compliance.
  1. Development moves people beyond their comfort zone.
  1. Development expands an individual’s influence.
  1. Development explores the unknowns.

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