Leadership Development Programs Need Updating to Shape Organizations' Future – New Research from HR.com

Most organizations still lack effective leadership, a problem that stems partly from poor leadership development programs. To address this lack of effectiveness in leadership programs, HR departments will need to adapt employee training programs to respond to the shifting paradigm of leadership development.

The newly released research report, “Revamping Leadership Development: Gain advantages by modernizing the leadership paradigm“, is based on an industry survey conducted by HR.com in partnership with Skillsoft. The survey gathered 526 responses consisting of HR professionals from a varied representation of organization industries and sizes in the third quarter of 2018.

Findings in the research highlighted the key obstacles to effective and improved leadership development for companies in any industry. In fact, only one-fifth of HR professionals perceive their managers and executive are effectively leading them, shining a bright light on the need for a lot of improvement in the area of leadership. Almost all respondents point to continuous versus sporadic employee development (94%) as well as more inclusive training at all levels (92%), not just at the top.

“Companies are making huge investments in leadership development programs, but they’re not getting enough of a return on their investment,” stated Debbie McGrath, Chief Instigator and CEO of HR.com. “Now we need to figure out new ways of delivering leadership development that are both more effective and more efficient.”

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The HR study specifically asked participants about what learning modalities they are using. Results indicated that more than half of well-led organizations are utilizing coaching, mentoring, and elearning methods pointing HR departments to pursue these modalities in the future in order to ensure their business success.

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For more information, contact:
Debbie McGrath
Chief Instigator and CEO, HR.com