The Measure of Leadership Development ROI You're Not Using (and How to Leverage it)

The Measure of Leadership Development ROI You're Not Using (and How to Leverage it)

US companies alone spend almost $14 billion annually on leadership development. Learning and development is a critical long-term business investment, but making the compelling business case executives expect for such an investment is no trivial matter. Senior stakeholders may agree that leadership development is crucial, but they often struggle to tie it to measurable outcomes. Meanwhile, what is measurable is the opportunity cost of training: Each hour an emerging leader spends away from the workplace is an hour of productivity and output lost. 

So how can learning leaders successfully showcase the value an LDP generates? Because the pain point is the opportunity cost, it makes sense to frame a business case around time: the time saved in a business with well-developed leadership competencies. 

When and How To Move Leadership Training Online

When and How To Move Leadership Training Online

Many large companies struggle to find the right balance between face-to-face and virtual leadership development. As remote work becomes more common, online training not only reduces travel expenses and  helps to accommodate time zone and schedule differences, it also allows for some of the same immersive, hands-on learning that classroom environments provide due to technological advancements. Still, many online and virtual alternatives lack the quality and rigor of successful face-to-face training programs.

Learning to Manage in VUCA Environments Using Simulations

Learning to Manage in VUCA Environments Using Simulations

For all talent leaders, the question of “How do you build strong, adaptable mindsets and create behavior change?” weighs heavy. One great tool for addressing questions around adaptability and volatility is a well-designed, competitive simulation. On our March 2019 Webinar, we discussed the importance of preparing leaders for VUCA environments and what tools are available to prepare learners for unforeseen challenges.

Below, you’ll find selected clips from the webinar. If you were unable to join, you can get all the important discussion by watching the videos below, or, if you were able to join, you can use the below as a quick refresher.

5 Ways to Create Human Connection in Remote Teams

5 Ways to Create Human Connection in Remote Teams

Remote work.

Just saying it elicits dozens of idealized perks both employees and employers dream of.

Yet, it comes with challenges and shadows that threaten vital human connection that most managers are unprepared to face.

White Paper: Playing Games with Leadership

White Paper: Playing Games with Leadership

Surveying today’s business environment reveals several key facts:

• Distributed leadership is lifeblood. Great companies are driven by great leadership, not just in the boardroom, but also at the front lines of the organization.

• Demographic chasm presents great risks. Businesses are facing a demographic time bomb—the retirement of baby boomers—that is beginning to affect the ranks of senior management at global corporations. New generations of leaders must be cultivated to replace retiring baby boomers.

• Traditional training has many shortcomings. Many leadership development efforts fail. While there are many reasons for this, the format of the training that participants receive is often key. A recent study revealed that management learning programs that use simulations provide significantly improved leadership competencies compared to those that use traditional learning methods.

This white paper will speak to how organizations can better use advances in simulation technology as part of their leadership development efforts.

3 Goals of L&D Industry Leaders in 2019

3 Goals of L&D Industry Leaders in 2019

We reached out to our network of L&D leaders to collect insight on what talent professionals around the globe have set as their #1 goal for 2019 in the leadership development space (thank you to everyone who contributed)! While the  answers were diverse, the majority of the responses shared one of the following 3 common themes…

How To Triumph in Global Training

How To Triumph in Global Training

Abilitie has the pleasure of working with 80+ world-class facilitators, who lead our simulations across the globe. We reached out to one of our lead facilitators, Steve Gartrell, to share his insight into how he effectively facilitates across cultural boundaries and barriers. What we got was a power-packed, robust list of all the how-to’s of cross-cultural facilitation.

Holiday Gift Guide: 11 Books For Leaders That Inspire

Holiday Gift Guide: 11 Books For Leaders That Inspire

The holidays are quickly approaching, and whether you’re in a bind to buy some last minute gifts for your colleagues or your peers, or are looking to inspire any leader in your life - the Abilitie team has you covered on the best leadership books to give as gifts.

Why Managers Should Adopt an Entrepreneurial Mindset

Why Managers Should Adopt an Entrepreneurial Mindset

Entrepreneurs are touted for their grit, innovation, and risk taking. Professional Managers, on the other hand, are known for their oversight in an established business setting, someone who leads their direct reports through their daily activities, makes decisions, establishes routine and is often risk averse. While Entrepreneurs and Managers are often placed in two completely separate boxes, it is important to recognize there are key competencies Managers can learn from Entrepreneurs to ensure success.

My First Month in L&D

My First Month in L&D

I joined Abilitie two months ago as the new Marketing Manager. I came from the industry of health and wellness-focused CPG products. The language used in my previous marketing efforts was informal, shorthand, and buzzy. I needed my audience to feel as though I was there next to them, chatting over an almond-milk latte with every piece of content I published.

When I transitioned over to Abilitie, I was drawn to the position by the “development” aspect of the company - at the core of everything I’ve ever done professionally has been the goal of helping people reach their maximum potential - and was excited to implement lessons learned from previous positions in a new setting.

Welcome to Abilitie, Enspire's new brand for our industry-leading leadership development programs.