Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Billions Lost on Training that Comes to Nothing - And What to Do about It

The most pervasive topic of training in organizations is leadership development.

And for good reason. Managers who aren't effective leaders will never get the best effort from their people. Productivity will suffer. People get fed up and quit, which means the heavy cost of replacement and training.

But almost none of these leadership development programs create changes in manager behavior. In the U.S. alone, this equates to billions of dollars invested annually in programs that fail to produce the desired result.

Why is this? This brief video spells it out...

The bottom line message: knowledge is good, but it's not the same as skill. Skill requires application in the real world over time. Until the brain has ingrained the neural pathways of the behavior pattern, you won't perform the skill on the job as a habit.

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Post by Dennis E. Coates, Ph.D., Copyright 2010. Building Personal Strength .

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