SEATTLE (Nov. 17, 2010) — A Corporate Leadership Council survey of more than 8,000 leaders identified the practice of creating and sharing custom leadership development plans as the most effective strategy for building the talent pipeline. RealTime Performance, a provider of leadership assessment and development tools, announced the availability of Inspire, a web-based service for employees to build and share high-quality leadership development plans.
Inspire empowers employees to take ownership of their leadership development by enabling them to build, drive and track their own leadership development plan. RealTime Performance is offering a complimentary 30-day trial of Inspire. To register, visit www.realtimeperformance.com.
Based on an employee’s leadership strengths and areas for improvement, Inspire draws on a rich library of leadership development resources to recommend targeted on-the-job development activities. Inspire is packed with more than 500 on-the-job activities, links to 230 books, over 130 articles and 50 videos by experts. The resources are searchable and categorized by subject, such as integrity, building trust, communication, teamwork, building talent, performance management and many others.
Although many companies require leaders to create development plans annually, few organizations have a system in place to track the execution of plans, nor do they offer the kind of help and support that ensures employees create quality plans. Inspire fundamentally changes the equation by giving employees the tools and resources they need to gather feedback, build a development plan, share the plan with their manager and have meaningful discussions about career and professional development.
“Putting a blank form in front of employees and asking them to email it to HR by a certain date just isn’t very inspiring or motivational,” said Sean Murray, RealTime Performance chief executive officer. “We developed Inspire to empower employees to take ownership of their leadership development. It’s easy to use, requires little time commitment, yet provides powerful actionable tasks to increase leadership skills. And best of all, it’s inspiring, a place people can go to become better leaders and to reach their true potential.”
More and more companies are tying at least a percentage of executive pay to talent development, requiring them to report on the leadership bench strength of their team and provide detailed information on the quality and completeness of employee development plans. Inspire helps these organizations by providing valuable data on plan completion rates and identifying trends in popular activities and areas for improvement.
“We have seen a noticeable increase of important employee-manager development discussions and more on-the-job leadership development since building Inspire into our foundational leadership development offering,” said Jeff Klem, director Leadership Development, Healthways. “We’re confident we’ll continue to see improvement.”
Inspire is $200 per employee, per year, which is a fraction of the cost to send an executive to training. However, the type of approach implemented with Inspire has been identified by the Corporate Leadership Council as being much more effective than training. To register for the complimentary 30-day trial of Inspire, visit www.realtimeperformance.com.
About RealTime Performance
Founded in 1999, RealTime Performance delivers online training products to develop company leaders. The products enable companies to cost-effectively assess leadership skills, make targeted recommendations for performance improvement and empower employees to create and share development plans to achieve business goals. The company’s flagship Web-based training product, Inspire, provides a self-directed means for employees to manage their career development, giving them access to knowledge and skills at the “point of need.” Visit http://www.realtimeperformance.com for more information.
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