Unlabeled Leadership helps you develop your leadership capabilities to achieve the results you want. Rather than using labels that mystify and obscure the meaning of leadership, Gary DePaul and guests share personal stories about the small acts and the big ones, leading to substantial results. These acts can profoundly influence the performance of your peers, teams, organization, and even yourself. When we strengthen our leadership, work becomes more satisfying and rewarding!
In Episode 14, Jack Bucalo, a leadership development expert, continues to discuss what makes a leadership development program useful for meeting the needs of CEOs and line executives. Jack describes specific hard and soft skills that contribute to attendees’ performance. He then explains action plans.
Recap of Episode 011
In Episode 011, Jack clarified that the CEOs and line executives are the ultimate customers of leadership training. Many executives believe that leadership training repeatedly fails due to the lack of practical business value in helping them run the business. Jack highlighted two highly reputable studies that indicated that middle to upper management leadership training should be more about job-related hard skills than soft skills but instructed together in the appropriate mix and within the practical context of real-world business objectives.
Part 1: Hard and Soft Skills
Jack illustrates what hard and soft skills to use to develop mid-level and upper-level management with two examples.
Part 2: Action Plans
For leadership training to be effective, attendees need to apply what they learn. Jack talks about having the broad parameters of an action plan as a takeaway from the training experience.