Let’s talk about the velocity of leadership development, because despite its unquestionable impact on the employee experience and business outcomes, no one seems to mention it.
In fact, many talent professionals don’t seem to be measuring the speed and direction of their leadership development programs at all.
It’s time to remedy that – particularly because that velocity is measurable, actionable, and critical to your company’s success. Here we review why and how to improve your leadership development program with a quickness!
How long does it take your leaders to go from:
If you have no idea, you’re not alone. Most talent leaders depend on infrequent, largely qualitative measurement tools like monthly 1:1s or traditional assessments that make it hard to pin down numbers. Meanwhile, their leaders are hemorrhaging employees and fumbling productivity goals.
With better data comes better insight into your leadership development program, feed what makes it tick, and remove what holds it back.
Behavioral blueprints translate key leadership habits into observable, intuitive behaviors that leaders can begin emulating right away.
Continue collecting anonymous feedback from each leader’s coworkers on how frequently the leader reflects observable behaviors related to key leadership habits.
The collection should be frequent – ideally, on a weekly basis.
Begin drawing connections between how the company performs as leadership improves – for example:
Then, double down on the most impactful habits by fine-tuning their behavioral blueprints and communicating their importance.
By implementing a feedback process that is frequent, accessible, and psychologically safe, you can operationalize faster behavior change – and communicate its impact on the business – for the leaders at your organization.
Which elements supercharge it? What’s slowing it down? Is it headed in the right direction?
Rhabit’s free 90-day leadership development pilot is a risk-free way to answer these questions and reap the benefits of all 4 steps.
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1. “State of the American Manager.” Gallup, 2015
2. “The Relationship Between Engagement At Work And Organizational Outcomes.” Gallup, 2020