posted by Kim Benedict on Monday, 23 February 2015
posted by Kim Benedict on Sunday, 15 February 2015


What we are Reading

 mindfulnessforbeginnersbook 200


Why bother developing leaders? 
Because everybody leads.

At Relevant Movement™, our definition of “leading” is “to effectively influence an outcome
toward a goal or desired result.” Every individual in an organization has the opportunity to
lead in some fashion, regardless of their seat in that organization. Given this, here are some
thoughts for consideration:

  • Role modeling effective leadership is extremely important. All people in all seats
    are learning about leadership through osmosis at all times. Great leaders are always
    influenced by another great leader at some point in their life. Shouldn’t your organization
    be modeling great leadership for the future?
  • Extraordinary leadership development starts with the person at the top caring
    to continually improve his or her leadership effectiveness. Studies show that
    the body of leadership in any size organization directly impacts the company’s bottom
    line. Studies also show that typically an organizations' set of leaders are rarely more
    effective than the leader at the top. Organizations cannot afford to ignore investing
    in the development of leaders, especially their executives.
  • A culture of leadership development hits the mark with employees. Companies
    who embrace continuous leadership development as part of their culture have
    more effective individual contributors and teams.
  • It doesn’t have to be expensive. Effective leadership programs always provide a
    positive return on investment. Yet, leadership development doesn’t have to break
    the bank. Consider both your development goals and your available budget.
    Leadership programs are available at a wide range of price points.
  • It’s OK to expect great things from leaders. As leaders become extraordinary,
    we can expect that they will:
  • Increase the productivity of their team
  • Have more confidence in their ability to succeed
  • Influence a feeling of optimism and hope among their employees
  • Show contagious enthusiasm and passion
  • Display great resiliency against roadblocks and obstacles

Extraordinary leaders not only get more work done better, they also teach the organization as a whole
how to lead from their seat, which in turn prepares your next generation of leaders to contribute in
extraordinary ways!

It’s a win-win!

The Bottom LineZenger & Folkman, 2002

“Everything about great leadership radiates from character.” – Dave Ulrich