Vital Insight Into Management Training Success

Expert Tips For Building A Strong Leadership Development Strategy

Leadership vs. Management: Why It Matters in the Training Industry

When companies are looking to improve, many focus on training employees to become better leaders. What is often ignored, however, is also training employees to become better managers, which is just as critical to the success of an organization. Although some management and leadership skills are closely related, there are many distinct differences between the two. Let’s explore the distinction between leadership and management, why both are important, and how many development initiatives fall short by failing to address both of these skill sets.

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Expert Interview with Todd Macey, President of Vital Learning

The Central Connecticut State Office of Continuing Education recently published an “Expert Interview” with Todd Macey, the President of Vital Learning. The “Expert Interview” series gathers insights and opinions from various leaders in the education and training industries.

In the interview, Todd shares his thoughts on getting managers fully committed to their own self-improvement, teaching “soft skills” in virtual environments, and developing the skills leaders will need to be successful in the future.  

Want to get a peek at where leadership development is headed and learn more about why many manager training programs are ineffective? Check out Todd’s expert interview here.

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What Your Boss Wants to Know About Management Training

Why is investing in management training important for an organization? There’s more to it than a simple answer of professional development, talent management or knowledge acquisition. Having effective leaders and managers is one of the most critical components to long-term organizational success. Good or bad managers can affect employee retention, engagement, quality of service and, ultimately, revenue.

Most people agree that developing employees is important, but proving the value of these initiatives to executives can be challenging. One of the most common objections to leadership development is “aren’t all of these skills just inherent and intuitive?” Or “can’t people just learn these skills on the job?” While many effective management skills are intuitive and simple, the execution of these skills can be quite difficult. And learning leadership skills without structure and guidance is often a recipe for bad habits. Management training takes time, resources and money, so why should your boss invest in it? Stated another way, what are the benefits of developing practical skills among your company’s managers?

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5 Signs Your Managers Need Leadership Training

A good manager manages. A great manager leads. Bridging the gap between a good manager and a great manager begins with identifying what needs to change.

Leadership training is essential to any organization who aims to give their managers the tools they need to deal with difficult, and sometimes uncomfortable workplace situations. Since the quality of managers account for up to 70% in variance of employee engagement, it is crucial to make sure yours are of the highest quality. If managers at your organization exhibit any of the following traits, you should consider developing their skills so they are better equipped to execute. Below are 5 common issues and signs that your managers need leadership training.

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Leadership Performance Goals: 5 Goals for the Next Quarter

You have already established yourself as a good leader. But to be a great leader, you must focus on individual goal setting - not just to advance your own position, but to support and develop your team members. Leaders become great by helping others excel. Focus on achievable goals to enhance the performance of your own duties, bring out the best in team members and advance company objectives. Your performance as the visionary for your organization will improve and your team will rise to the challenge of moving the company forward.

Get started with these five leadership performance goals for the next quarter to turn yourself into a great leader.

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Commitment-Based Training: Why It’s Essential For Your Team

How does your company view management training? Are you using it as a compelling professional development tool, or are you just checking off training boxes to remain compliant?

Many companies are just scraping by, completing the bare minimum when it comes to training – and nothing more. But, the most successful management programs are ones that companies are dedicated to over the long term. It’s about more than compliance. It’s about commitment.

The right investment in management training goes beyond purchasing a course and providing it to your employees. You need to integrate training and self-improvement into your company culture.

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