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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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 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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