Why Leadership Training is Broken
“This may be heresy to some – but training is indeed the #1 reason leadership development fails. While training is often accepted as productive, it rarely is. The terms training and development have somehow become synonymous when they are clearly not. …Training is often a rote, one directional, one dimensional, one size fits all, authoritarian process that imposes static, outdated information on people. The majority of training takes place within a monologue (lecture/presentation) rather than a dialog. Perhaps worst of all, training usually occurs within a vacuum driven by past experience, not by future needs.
…The solution to the leadership training problem is to scrap it in favor of development. Development is nuanced, contextual, collaborative, fluid, and above all else, actionable.”
– Mike Myatt, Forbes / Leadership –
Leadership Development That Works
So we are not trainers, but facilitators and developers. At GE and other clients, Herb Kessner conducts leadership development and executive coaching projects using the interpersonal and facilitation skills that engage leaders in passion for growth and innovation. As in all Herb’s processes, the focus is on rapid acquisition of leadership skills and approaches, both external skills and internal shifts and understanding, that bring high-perfomance and across-the-board satisfaction.
Herb works with organizations wishing to develop and coach their executives and high-potential managers, as well as with individual clients in Coaching and Professional Development.
We are certified on, and experienced in
- The Hogan Inventories and Hogan Leadership Development Survey
- The Leadership Effectiveness Analysis (LEA) and 360-Degree Assessment
We use these powerful assessment tools as the basis for our executive coaching and high-potential leadership development projects.
Call or email us for a free consultation.