Successful startup CEOs, founders, or board members of other entrepreneurial authorities rarely encourage leadership training. What a shame! They go for it only when their business it under threat due to poor performance. But there are numerous reasons as to why they should pursue as well as advocate this outside training before disaster strikes.
Here are top three reasons against self taught leadership training and development.
1. First of all, a number of studies have proved that businesses are run through a developmental framework and spiritual leadership activities fetch much more success in the long term than businesses that do not do this. A leader always carries the burden of power. He or she is responsible for the livelihood of employees. If the sense of accountability breaks the comfort zone, leaders start to collapse. He or she needs to showcase leadership fitness by containing, balancing, and exercising the power of his or her designation with conviction. Only a good leadership training program can develop that kind of uplifting mindset.
2. Furthermore, no one is a born a great leader. I said before that leadership is learned, and I stick by that statement. Leadership can be learned by anyone. Over time, a person with potential can be cultivated into a leader through personal vision, courage, difficulties, setbacks, and the ability to rise again. Good leaders are made up of these elements. It is a never ending process. You should always seek to develop your skills and become the best leader that you can be. Don’t quit once you become the top dog because you could easily lose that position.
3. Finally, sharp observation of good qualities makes one aware, but that does not guarantee implementation. Seeing is not doing. You can observe behavioral traits of leaders, but may not be able to duplicate them. You need to be able to walk the walk and talk the talk. However, there are very few businesses and people that address this issue. This is something that needs to be considered in every day practices in any business.
We all have witnessed bad leaders, like someone with a huge ego or someone who is hostile when getting help from others. Sometimes, without knowing it, we pick up their bad habits and believe that we are learning from them. When you learn, you become vulnerable. So it is better to consult with your own leadership coach than to talk to people like that. Keep out the negative and bring in the positive. Only through leadership training can this be done. I can help you out with this; if you’d like to learn more, feel free to contact me directly! As always, if you got some value from this post, feel free to like, comment, or share with all of your friends!
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