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Bill Thomas is Managing Principal of Mustard Seed Investments, Inc. He is also Publisher and Director of the Leadership-Toolkit[TM], Awesome Leaders![TM] and Innovative Leadership Seminars![TM]. He trains and coaches clients in over 75 countries on various business, organizational leadership, innovative business practices, strategy and technology issues. He also writes papers and consults and lectures on the new models, skills and resources required for wealth creation by knowledge professionals and executives in the Imagination Age.

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Developing Skilled Leaders Takes Long-term Commitments to Training

I'm surprised by the huge number of leadership training programs that feature short term exposures to the complex job of leading others and yourself.

I have to wonder how you are supposed to master the diverse arts, practices and processes of leadership in 12 hours or less?

In those flash-in-the-pan, quick-as-lightning workshops and seminars, you are told that you will come out of the classroom with an in-depth understanding of 15 or 20 topics and develop 5-7 new leadership skills - yeah, sure you will!

Just today, I received a beautiful color brochure describing a 4-day "executive seminar" - they tell me, I can spend those days away from my office, while I...

    - listen to about 24 hours of lectures from clever college professors,

    - practice their compendium of ideas for 60-120 minutes with strangers

    - work on solving fantasy problems in very contrived situations and

    - return back to my organization bursting with new ways of doing things

Oh yeah, I forgot - total cost for this "training" is a mere $6500+ USD plus room and board and travel expenses [which will cost me at least $2500] - grand total for the application of this brand new shiny veneer of leadership skills training and development is only $9000 or so!

By now, it should be obvious to you that the most effective leadership training requires LONG-TERM continuous, committed and caring support, follow-ups and assessments from your training provider.

I have to insist that your leadership skills training program must show you how-to think-like, believe-like, act-like, behave-like & manage-like a confident, persuasive, creative, highly effective leader, each and every day!

And your investment for this type of training should be affordable and performance guaranteed to bring you measurable results.

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