Investing in just employee training and education rarely improves organisational performance. The failure of training as a change strategy stems from several factors, including ineffective educational methods and corporate environment that undermine the implementation of training concepts. Another issue is that numerous training programs, particularly those focused on leadership development, do not emphasise the right skills. The majority of leadership training today still relies on concepts established more than a century earlier. While this type of specialised training can be beneficial, it won’t help leaders succeed and thrive in the current complex, collaborative environment. To that end, in identifying and evaluating leadership training programs, organisational development (OD) and HR professionals must look for options that address the horizontal nature of modern organisations. Successfully leading teams without control demands both a shift in mindset and the attendant skills to support this paradigm. Effective leadership depends upon mutual partnership instead of authority, and the required skills—which focus on relationship management and collaboration—reflect this fundamental change.
Adopting a positive outlook helps people see potential opportunities, even in unprecedented situations. Modern leaders need to excel at building partnerships— win-win relationships between empowered adults—in which both parties are equals. Shifting to a partnership removes resentment and engages both parties in finding the best possible solution for the business.
Even the most skilled individuals do not have all the answers. Consequently, leadership training needs to reflect the fundamental shift from command-and-control to facilitation. Successful leaders should apply the full talents of the team to the task at hand by engaging each member in the co-creation process. Team leaders guide group members through structured collaboration to determine the best possible decisions to solve problems, create plans, and produce deliverables through consensus. The mutable modern world calls for leaders who can design and harness the power of high-performing teams. As a result, OD and HR professionals have an unprecedented opportunity to effect long-lasting, widespread change with programs that teach leaders to maximise team performance through facilitated collaboration.
Highlighting these new developments in the business landscape, Manage HR has compiled a list of leading leadership development solution providers in Europe. The enlisted organisations are transforming the business-related processes at the convergence of several disruptive technologies. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for the aspiring CIOs.
We present to you Manage HR’s “Top 10 Leadership Development Solution Providers in Europe – 2020.”