The Two Faces of Leadership

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Many organizations implement leadership development programs. Often times these are part of a succession plan. This is one face of leadership. This is the “younger” face of leadership if you will. This is the face belonging to those who are ambitious and want to climb the corporate ladder, but who still need skill building training, activities, and additional experience. These programs often consist of topics such as:


  • Communication
  • Handling Difficult Situations
  • Coaching/Counseling and Mentoring
  • Disciplinary Challenges
  • Legal Issues Such as Sexual Harassment and Discrimination
  • Leaderships Skills
  • Performance Management
  • Project Management
  • Motivating Employees
  • Budget and Finance

There are many more topics to include in any leadership development program, but these are some basics. Implementing leadership programs help in creating and sustaining a succession program, aids in consistency throughout the organization, and increases productivity. So training these “younger faces” in leadership is a win-win situation. However, your leadership program doesn’t stop here. There are the “older, more experienced” faces of leadership to consider.

Believing that leadership training should stop at the executive floor is a huge mistake. Your executive team should not be neglected when it comes to leadership training. At this level, you want to address topics such as:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Operations
  • Market Trends
  • Change Management
  • Recognition Programs
  • Challenging Assignments (some of these can even be outside the organization)
  • Business Ventures

Again, these topics are just a taste, but you get the idea. Keep your leadership sharp throughout their leadership tenure. They, the organization, shareholders, and customers will be the better for it. Is your organization wearing both of its leadership faces?

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