A Fresh Approach to More Effective Leadership/Soft Skills Development

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By C. Thomas Smith and Dr. Colin J. Hahn

In a previous article, we delved into the issues individuals and organizations had for what we called ‘soft skills’, or leadership and soft skills development (also called business skills).  Although organizations that effectively transferred learning experiences into changed behaviors saw substantial benefits, most training resulted in little consistent success. We explored the common soft skills training myths in a second article and dispelled them but uncovered a larger concern: are we using the ...

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Leadership and Soft Skills: Development Myths Exposed!

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By C. Thomas Smith and Dr. Colin J. Hahn

In a previous article, we delved into the issues individuals and organizations had in developing what we called ‘soft skills’, also called leadership and business skills.  Although organizations that effectively transferred learning experiences into changed behaviors saw substantial benefits, most training resulted in little consistent success. Many myths have developed about training because of these poor results. This article will address these myths in order to suggest how more effective training programs ...

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Why Haven’t Training Events Been More Effective At Changing Behavior and Delivering Results for Leadership and Business Soft Skills?

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Introduction 

In my last business, I dedicated myself to helping people learn computer and IT skills. I was confident that my organization did the best job of teaching our students content that they could immediately apply on the job.  Based on the standardized evaluations that our students submitted after the classes, we patted ourselves on the back for attaining high evaluation scores for our classes, instructors and our content. The worldwide organization that I was a part of grew to ...

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Leadership Ecademy Partners With Minneapolis Based SkillFitness.Com

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Leadership Ecademy, LLC, an Appleton, Wisconsin based Leadership Development and training company announced that they have partnered with SkillFitness, a Minneapolis based technology platform company to license technology to exclusively deliver leadership and business skills development.    Tom Smith, Managing Partner for Leadership Ecademy, states “SkillFitness offers us an integrated solution that we can use to conduct role play and reflective exercises to better develop leadership competencies for our clients.”  Terms of the agreement were not disclosed ...

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Leadership Ecademy Partners With Georgia Based OneSource Professional Training Solutions, Inc.

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Leadership Ecademy, LLC, an Appleton, Wisconsin corporation is announcing that they have been selected as the primary vendor to deliver leadership and business skills for OneSource Professional Training Solutions, Inc. in Kennesaw, Georgia. Amy Ferguson, President and CEO of OneSource Professional Training Solutions, Inc. states “Leadership Ecademy has developed the most unique leadership development program in the industry. Most of my clients are government agencies that need to ensure they are getting results when developing their staffs. We were looking ...

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Shrinking the Value Gap With A New Approach to Leadership Development and Business Skills Training

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Leadership Ecademy, LLC is an adult education company specializing in the development of leadership competencies for individuals within an organization. Our approach to leadership development and business skills training is a radical departure from traditional training approaches.

 

The founders of our organization have significant career experience in adult education,organizational development and leadership development. We identified the germane leadership competencies required by today’s leaders based on research conducted by the Centers for Creative Leadership as well as independent studies conducted ...

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A Different Approach to Leadership Development

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Does your organization have a group training event planned this year? Are you willing to try a different approach to leadership development? We are looking for candidates for a business skills training and development case study. If selected, your organization will be part of a case study to document the effectiveness of a new approach to leadership and business skills development.

Topics may cover a range of leadership skills including:

Motivating Others        ...

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Leadership Development

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(an excerpt from Michael Myatt)

Over the years, we’ve observed just about every type of leadership development program on the planet. And the sad thing is, most of them don’t even come close to accomplishing what they were designed to do – build better 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.” Here’s the thing – when it ...

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