leadership development

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.

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.

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.

6 Ways to Become a More Mindful Leader

6 Ways to Become a More Mindful Leader

In a society that glorifies business and constant productivity, the concept of mindfulness has begun circulating around modern workplaces as a means of intentionally slowing down and alleviating stress. Mindfulness, at its core, is the practice of being fully present and engaged in one’s own life, exploring self-awareness, and making an effort to act intentionally.

Why Integrating Networking into Your Training Program Is Vital and 3 Tips to Get It Done

Why Integrating Networking into Your Training Program Is Vital and 3 Tips to Get It Done

Once you have received executive buy-in and budget for a training program it is essential that the program leaves a favorable impression on all the participants. That desired favorable impression is not driven only by the lessons learned, it is equally critical that the program leaves a positive impact in an area that is at times difficult to quantify, the growth of the participant’s networks.

Given that participants will be sacrificing work hours to participate, it will be crucial that they end the program believing this was a commitment worth making.

In many of our roles it is easy to fall into a silo and by adding a networking component to your training offerings, you give people a chance to grow bonds that can help make their day to day easier - and more fun.

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