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Leadership is important...

Leadership is the difference between success and failure for any team and organization. Example after example has shown that you can have the same people and get completely different results.

If you want your team to succeed, if you want your organization to succeed, you need to be the best leader you can be, and you need your organization to have great leadership throughout.

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However, leadership is struggling today...

How do we know leadership is struggling? You’ve probably know from experience from different bosses and institutions you’ve dealt with. You can also see the general distrust many have toward businesses and our government leaders. More than that, you can look at the stats:

  • 80% of employees worldwide are NOT engaged – Gallup
  • “50% of Americans have left a job to ‘get away from their manager at some point in their career.'” – Gallup
  • 84% say that managers create unneccessary stress – SHRM

And those are just a few stats. Then if you look at the Great Resignation and the people who leave because of toxic cultures (and the culture is created by the leader), you can see we have an issue. 

Why is leadership struggling? ​

Despite the billions spent on leadership, the leadership in our schools, our businesses, our government, and elsewhere is not where it needs to be, and we are suffering for it. Why is leadership struggling? Here are a few reasons why:

Conventional thinking (conventional wisdom) is often wrong or just plain superficial.

Much of what is out there today isn’t helpful, and if you follow it, it will hurt you as a leader. Often things are assumed to be true because they are popular, even when they aren’t, and then they are repeated, and the unfortunate cycle continues.

There's a misunderstanding of leadership and its importance. 

Some of this goes back to conventional wisdom. It’s also because many aren’t taught or taught well so their understanding of leadership is based on what they’ve seen or based on a misunderstanding of what leadership is. Organizations don’t teach it like they should and others don’t take the time to really learn it because they don’t understand how vital it is.

Much of the training out there doesn't work.

This happens for a number of reasons: sometimes the training is just on theories and conventional wisdom and doesn’t actually teach how to lead; sometimes it’s focused on the duties of a manager or the position and is light on actual principles of leadership; it’s also often taught by people who really don’t understand leadership, which ties into the other two reasons; and often leadership is treated as a one-and-done training which doesn’t help with long-term growth.

What we can do about it..​

Everyone deserves to have the knowledge and tools to be a great leader, and, together, we can create a world where great leadreship is the norm, not the anomoly. 

We can fix the issues we are facing by understanding the importance of leadership and taking the time to learn it ourselves and teach it to others. 

That’s a big reason why we offer a lot of free content – so that anyone who wants to learn can. 

We also offer a variety of training that overcomes the issues that hurt a lot of the training out there. We focus on and teach what leadership really is and the principles and actionable steps you can take to be able to lead well. 

It doesn’t matter what position you are in (front-line supervisor or CEO) or even if you don’t have an official position, out training can teach you how not only to lead, but to lead well. 

 

what we can do about it

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Over the past few years, we have helped over 521,317 people become better leaders, communicators, time managers, problem solvers, decision makers, and more through the resources we provide. 

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