Not all leadership programs out there are created equal. Often times businesses invest in leadership training programs only to find out that no actual training or development was taking place. The cost of poor leaders and poor leadership training is extremely steep for an organization.
American companies spend enormous amounts of money on employee training and education—$160 billion in the United States and close to $356 billion globally in 2015 alone—Although businesses are paying a lot for leadership training it often doesn’t really provide a return on investment.
Poor leaders can have a negative impact on employees and might even damage the company’s bottom line. Bad leadership affects your company’s ability to retain employees and lowers employee morale, motivation and productivity. Understanding the traits of poor leaders can help you avoid leadership pitfalls and strengthen your leadership abilities.
Most of us have worked for a poor leader at some point and understand the difficulties the presents in the workplace. Whether is was a micromanager, distrusting supervisor, passive-aggressive, absent or even a bully, they can make it very difficult to get up and show up and produce at work.
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Poor leadership costs are in many performance metrics, from lost productivity to increased turnover rates to low engagement levels. Research done by the Blanchard company demonstrates that poor leadership cost the typical organization an amount equal to as much as 7% of their total annual sales.
A productive workforce is an essential element of a successful organization. Research repeatedly demonstrates that productivity levels have a positive correlation with the quality of the leadership this person receives. The better the leadership, the more productive the employee. Building teams of productive employees should be a top motivation for any type of business. Productivity is tied to lower operational costs, greater profitability and increased innovation. The Blanchard Company determined that the majority of organizations are operating with a 5-10% “productivity drag”, which better quality leadership practices could turn around.
Boost believes that inadequate leadership is a result of the fact that most leadership training & development never really provides the “development” aspect. Boost understand this and with our method of progressive acquisition of skills we can fix this problem.
Our methodology and training courses consist of a highly effective and unique blend of training. Our leadership training consists of mindfulness training, emotional intelligence training, cognitive fitness training and military special ops training.
Boost is a veteran owned company and we believe the skills we learned with regards to leadership in our military training are highly applicable to modern companies. Soldiers must possess certain qualities and skills. That is why leadership, character, trust and teamwork are watchwords in the armed forces.
Military style leadership training can help in the following core competencies. Creating great leaders from the inside is the key. Helping individuals master self-awareness and situational awareness produces outstanding leaders. And this type of high-level awareness and leadership results from mindfulness, emotional intelligence, cognitive fitness and spec ops training which is what Boost delivers. Learn from the elite on what it takes to lead effectively. Great leaders do the following:
1. Building Individual Confidence
To develop individual confidence, one must look inward. That is where emotional intelligence training comes into play. Challenging people to perform outside of their comfort zones is an effective way of fostering confidence and a growth mindset as team members realize they are capable of doing much more than they thought.
2. Fostering Pride in Accomplishment
People often have a tendency to focus on the negative. Leaders make sure they give credit where credit is due and they focus on the positives. They learn how to see opportunity where other see threats. They take pride in overcoming and being adaptable. These are skills that are required for todays leaders in the military and the civilian sector.
3. Building Organizational Cohesion
Organizations are often structured such that there is little opportunity for personal interaction between employees. Yet increased teamwork is critical as workers are increasingly more geographically dispersed, networked or isolated as a result of organizational hierarchy. For organizations to excel, collaboration and trust between disparate groups of employees is paramount.
- Boost training reduced staff disengagement by 25%
- Improved confidence by 40%
- Increases sales by 39%
- Motivation increased by 20%
- Improved Focus by 30%
- Mitigates risks and liabilities within the organization
- 40% increase in communication skills for leadership
- Data from 2018-2019 Boost MTLA