Manager Accountability Makes Training Effective

As we learned in the ABCs of Effective Training, most training programs are ineffective, especially over the long term. This hasn’t stopped companies from spending more than ever on learning & development efforts. In 2017, companies spent almost 30% more on training than in 2016. However, in that same year, the same companies reported that the effectiveness of their training did not improve. That’s because effectiveness i doesn’t ultimately rest on the amount of training we are doing but on what happens before and after the training.

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Advocating for the Team - Foundations of Leadership

Advocating for the team ensures visibility into the team’s work through thoughtful and intentional sharing of impact, objectives, and issues. This visibility pays back dividends to the team in recognition, opportunity, and development. For any team, its leaders serve as the team’s principal advocates and champions. They are frequently the conduit that carries information to the organization about the team’s work and its impact.

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