10 Questions to Determine if you Have a Results-Driven Leadership Program

10 Questions to Determine if you Have a Results-Driven Leadership Program

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A leadership program should be an asset for any organization to enroll their people in to drive growth. Too many of these programs are simply motivational speaking exercises without providing any clear direction on what the attendee should do when they walk out the door. A well-designed leadership program should motivate the attendees to become better leaders and provide them with the tools to implement a personalized leadership strategy. Once this is done, the organization should be able to measure quantifiable results from their investment.

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Managing Situational Influences for Maximum Leadership Effectiveness

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Category : Leadership Training

Situational awareness and adaptability are the keys to effective leadership. It involves recognizing and adapting to the various influences present in any leadership encounter. Situational awareness or instinct is not something most leaders are born with but is something that evolves over time as the Leader increases in experience.

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A Contrarian’s Thoughts on Leadership Development

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My view of leadership has been honed over a 30-plus years career performing and observing leaders at all levels of management. I began codifying my leadership development vision as a professor at Judson University, in their leading Organizational Leadership program. This experience, along with additional research and personal interviews, formed the foundation for the Elite Leadership Process™ detailed in my first leadership book, Prescribing Leadership in Healthcare in 2017. Since then, I have refined my vision with additional research and interviews for second leadership book, The Path to Elite Level Leadership in 2021. Something that I’ve come to realize and accept is that many of the positions I’ve chosen on leadership are contrary to those of many of my colleagues, namely:

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Leadership Analytics 101

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Category : Analytics

Leadership analytics is critical to an organization’s continued growth and success. It can be the difference between keeping and losing your best leaders, the difference between identifying and missing high potential hires, and the difference between promoting people based on leadership potential or based on prior functional success. Each of these could have dire consequences for an organization.

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Unlocking the Power of Leadership Analytics

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Category : Analytics

The importance of quantifiably measuring and monitoring leadership progress cannot be stressed enough. If leadership behavior is not measured, it can’t be improved. As the data scientist, W. Edwards Deming states, “Without data you’re just another person with an opinion.”

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Leadership Development Programs Need to Be More Accountable

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Category : Analytics Leadership

Many believe that leadership growth is not something that can be quantifiably measured . Leadership experts regularly expound on how well their leadership development training works without any proof to substantiate their claims. When asked about how they know it works, the answers typically fall into 2 categories, “We can tell” or the dreaded, “We believe it worked.” Neither of these are acceptable to an organization or an individual that has spent their time and money for the training. With the right tool, a well-designed leadership development training program can easily be quantifiably measured.

“If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.”
– Peter Drucker

I have spent most of my career analyzing, predicting, researching and teaching consumer/human behavior for some of the leading companies in the country. So, when I turned my attention to improving leadership 7 years ago, a colleague challenged me to determine how to quantifiably measure leadership improvement to help companies calculate a return on investment on their leadership development programs. I gladly accepted the challenge.

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What is the Path to Elite Level Leadership?

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Category : Leadership

We all know when we are around an elite leader. They are the ones who light up a room by their mere presence. They are the exceptional leaders that people want to work for, people want to hear speak, and people want to know. It’s easy to identify elite leaders by talking to the people that work for and with them. If you listen closely, you’ll here how much of an impact they make in their organization. Their people will readily run through a wall for them. If you can’t meet them in person, read about them on social media. They’ll be the ones not just with the most ‘Likes’, but with the most comments about them from people who currently and previously work for them, which shows their engagement.

Becoming an elite leader is a journey. It takes building on their innate qualities, refining their leadership through daily challenges and embracing a leadership strategy and philosophy that will keep them on track. Many will start on the path like on a multi-lane highway during rush hour. As the journey continues, it narrows to a two-lane road as fewer and fewer people remain on the journey. Eventually, it becomes a path where a single vehicle or person travels on their own.

Not everyone will become an Elite Level Leader, but it’s something we should all strive for because even if we don’t reach the elite level, we may still become a good or exceptional leader.


Reflecting on 2021 and Preparing for 2022

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Each January, I like to reflect on what I accomplished in the last year and how those actions have prepared me for the upcoming year.

Reflecting on 2021

Last year was a very big year for me and my leadership training. I had more than enough work to keep me busy. I also wrote new courses on visualizations and storytelling for a couple of universities. I spoke virtually for several conferences and webinars during the year. The highlight was “Ten [Healthcare] Leadership Lessons from the Hamilton Musical” I presented for AMN Healthcare. It was a topic I had been contemplating for a few months and happy to have a chance to develop and present it. It was well received by their participants and has been presented to other healthcare and non-healthcare organizations throughout the year with great reviews.

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Featured Elite Level Leader – Gina London

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“Communications is not a soft skill. It’s a critical skill and it’s one you need [as a leader].”
– Gina London, CEO of Language of Leadership
From the Foreword to the book, “The Path to Elite Level Leadership.“

For more insights from Gina and other leaders, order your signed copy here  or unsigned copies on Amazon at https://amzn.to/3wCdXZR.

Learn the program. Be accountable. Improve your leadership!

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Are You on the Path? Now Enrolling for 2022 Classes!

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Elite Leadership Training is personalized, adaptable and measurable. Not everyone will become an Elite Level Leader, but everyone should strive for it.

There’s no time like the present to start your leadership improvement journey. Enroll today!

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