The Benefits of Leadership Training for Your Business

Dr. Ryan Giffen

Becoming a leader isn’t a phenomenon that happens overnight. Leading a business isn’t easy, this is why leadership training programs are available. Leadership training can greatly affect the way your business works for the better. Various studies back up the benefits of leadership training programs. These programs will help your relationship with your employees, as well as help you feel more confident as a leader. A confident leader leads to a successful business!

Find Your Leadership Style

There are a variety of leadership styles to implement in the workplace. Each of these styles are different from one another, so it is important that your style pertains to your workplace. This can be difficult to work out alone. You can’t test out each style to see what fits best, as your employees will surely feel that there is a lack of consistency in your leadership. With leadership training, you can learn about these styles and what fields of work they fit with the best. With help, you will be able to decide what leadership style works with your business.

Develop Future Leadership 

There are a variety of leadership roles in every business. As the leader of the business, you have to decide who best fits the bill for particular roles. However, this requires some strategy. A leader doesn’t have to be the most social, extroverted person that works for you.

After your leadership training, you will have a plethora of information to pass on to help future leaders. With your help, you can help an employee understand which qualities are the best for a leader. Helping your employees find success on their career pathway will also make them feel valued, thusly increasing employee retention.

Improve Employee Retention 

Over half of the people that quit their job leave because of poor leadership. These employees dislike their leader for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, the “leader” in business isn’t a leader at all or shows a lack of confidence in their position. Other times, an employee doesn’t feel that their employer has connected with them, appreciates them, or acknowledged them during their time working together.

These qualities will cause disarray in the workplace, as well as loathing from employees. Leadership training will help you understand what qualities you need as a leader, as well as how you should be interacting with employees. Improving these aspects of leadership will keep employees from leaving.

Influence & Engage Employees

Employees that are invested in the business they work for will work harder to reach that business’s short term and long term goals. With leadership training, you will learn how to properly engage and influence your employees and make them feel valued. By positively influencing your employees, you will inspire them to work harder.

A successful leader gives employee feedback at least once a week, but there are other ways to engage employees. Hosting business parties for the holidays is a great way of making employees feel valued. Even a random outing, such as bowling, can make an employee feel appreciated. The more an employee is given positive feedback and rewarded, the more they will work to help your business succeed.

Leadership Development Training

The same studies that display the benefits of leadership training also reveal that many businesses refuse to invest in leadership training. Why? Many businesses feel that they have no way of measuring if a leadership program will help them prosper or not.

About Dr. Ryan Giffen

With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Ryan Giffen is an expert in human relations and business culture. His career began in hospitality, leading operations and human resource departments for Fortune 500 companies and the like. Not long after, Ryan found his passion for teaching and consulting. He earned a Ph.D. in Hospitality Management with a Human Resources focus from Iowa State University and now works as an assistant professor at California State University, Long Beach. For over a decade, he continues to research and speak on organizational culture, relationship intelligence, and leadership effectiveness. Ryan is also the founder of Inospire, a company helping bosses and employees build stronger relationships with one another.  Lastly, Dr. Giffen is producer and host of the Corporate Shadow Podcast. a show helping everyday employees overcome workplace nonsense.