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How Leadership Training Improves Employee Performance

"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." – John F. Kennedy

Leaders face a constant struggle: how to effectively improve employee performance. Many leaders invest time and resources into various strategies, yet often see minimal results. 

The frustration of not seeing improvements can lead to a cycle of trying new tactics without a clear direction, leaving both leaders and employees demotivated.

Ineffective Solutions and Their Shortcomings

Historically, attempts to solve this problem have included sporadic training sessions, generic motivational speeches, and superficial performance reviews. While these methods might yield temporary boosts, they often fail to produce long-lasting results. Leaders find themselves stuck in a loop of temporary fixes, never addressing the root causes of poor performance.

Despite the emphasis on technical skills, studies show that 85% of success is attributed to soft, interpersonal, or people skills. However, 95% of most companies' training budgets are spent on technical skills. This misalignment reveals why many organizations struggle to see the desired improvement in performance.

The continuous application of ineffective solutions not only wastes valuable resources but also impacts team morale. Employees become disengaged, feeling that their personal growth is not supported. 

This disengagement leads to decreased productivity, higher turnover rates, and ultimately, a negative impact on the organization’s goals and bottom line.

The Power of Leadership Training

Enter Leadership Training Programs. Tailored leadership training can transform the way leaders engage with their teams, addressing the underlying issues that generic methods miss. Programs like Alpstra’s Ignite series, rolling out in the summer of 2024, The Five Behaviors, and Everything DiSC Work of Leaders focus on practical skills, self-awareness, and strategic thinking. These programs provide leaders with the tools to inspire and motivate their teams effectively.

Consider the following

  • Deloitte Study: Organizations with strong learning cultures are 92% more likely to innovate.

  • Google’s Project Oxygen: Revealed that its best managers demonstrated key leadership behaviors, leading to higher team performance and satisfaction.

  • Everything DiSC Work of Leaders: Companies using this program have reported a 20% increase in team collaboration and productivity.

When leaders invest in comprehensive training, the transformation is evident. Employees feel valued and supported, leading to higher engagement and better performance. 

Employees going through a leadership training
Leadership Training helps improve the overall culture of an organization.

Teams become more cohesive, and the overall organizational culture shifts towards one of growth and achievement. Leaders are no longer firefighting but are proactively driving their teams towards success.

Benefits of Leadership Training

Leadership training offers numerous benefits that directly impact both leaders and their teams. These advantages go beyond simple skill acquisition, providing profound changes in organizational dynamics and individual behaviors. 

Here are some key advantages:

  • Improved Communication: Leaders learn to communicate more effectively, fostering an open and transparent environment.

  • Enhanced Emotional Intelligence: Understanding and managing emotions help leaders connect with their team on a deeper level.

  • Better Conflict Resolution: Training equips leaders with the skills to handle conflicts constructively, maintaining a positive work atmosphere.

  • Increased Accountability: Leaders develop a stronger sense of responsibility, encouraging the same in their teams.

Effective leadership training programs, like those offered by Alpstra, focus on developing critical soft skills, fostering a culture of continuous improvement, and enhancing overall team performance.

By investing in leadership training, organizations can cultivate leaders who are not only capable of driving success but also inspiring their teams to reach new heights.

Steps to Enhance Employee Performance Through Leadership Training:

  1. Identify Specific Needs: Understand the unique challenges and goals of your team.

  2. Choose the Right Program: Select a leadership training program that aligns with your organizational goals.

  3. Implement Consistently: Regularly apply the skills and strategies learned in training.

  4. Evaluate and Adjust: Continuously assess the impact of training and make necessary adjustments.

By following these steps, leaders can create a sustainable path to improved employee performance. Embrace leadership training as the catalyst for change and watch your organization thrive.

Leadership Programs Can Transform Your Organization

Alpstra offers a range of leadership programs designed to address the specific needs of your organization and help you achieve sustained improvements in employee performance. By following the steps outlined earlier, and aligning them with Alpstra’s comprehensive training solutions, you can unlock your team’s full potential.

Identify Specific Needs 

Understanding the unique challenges and goals of your team is the first crucial step. Alpstra’s Ignite programs, including Ignite Lite, Ignite, and Ignite Plus, offer tailored assessments and diagnostic tools to help you pinpoint areas of improvement. 

Several members of a leadership team leaning against a table by a window
Equip your team with the right training to maximize performance.

Whether it’s communication barriers, leadership gaps, or team dynamics, our programs provide the insights needed to develop a targeted training approach.

Choose the Right Program

Alpstra’s diverse suite of leadership training programs ensures that you can select the perfect fit for your organizational goals. For example:

  • Ignite Lite offers a self-paced option for those looking to enhance their skills independently.

  • Ignite provides a structured 10-month cohort experience, fostering peer learning and collaborative growth.

  • Ignite Plus combines the cohort experience with personalized one-on-one coaching for deeper development.

  • The Five Behaviors Personal Development Program focuses on building cohesive and productive teams.

  • Everything DiSC Work of Leaders and Everything DiSC Workplace programs are designed to enhance leadership effectiveness and team collaboration through understanding behavioral styles.

Implement Consistently

Consistent application of the skills and strategies learned in training is key to seeing real results. Alpstra’s programs are designed with practical, actionable insights that leaders can immediately apply in their day-to-day interactions. 

Regular follow-up sessions and continuous learning opportunities ensure that the principles taught become ingrained in your organizational culture.

Evaluate and Adjust

Alpstra emphasizes the importance of ongoing evaluation and adjustment. Our programs include built-in mechanisms for feedback and assessment, allowing you to track progress and make necessary adjustments. This iterative approach ensures that the training remains relevant and effective, adapting to the evolving needs of your team.

By integrating Alpstra’s leadership programs with these strategic steps, leaders can create a sustainable path to improved employee performance. Embrace Alpstra’s expertise in leadership training as the catalyst for change and watch your organization thrive. With our support, you can build a culture of excellence, foster innovation, and achieve your strategic objectives.

Leadership training is not just a tool for personal development; it’s a strategic investment in your organization’s future. Alpstra’s programs are designed to provide leaders with the skills and insights needed to drive performance and inspire their teams. 

By understanding your specific needs, choosing the right program, implementing consistently, and continuously evaluating progress, you can transform your organization and achieve lasting success. 

Embrace the power of leadership training with Alpstra and see the difference it makes. Contact us, today, to learn more.


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