Executive Sponsorship of Training – Seeing It All The Way Through

There’s no question that professional development is a priority and a trend in companies today. The importance of development shows up in every study.

83% of surveyed organizations said that targeted development is important or very important.
62% of surveyed managers said that executive coaching is needed to stay current in today’s job market.
86% of surveyed leaders cite leadership development as one of their most important challenges.

But, there’s another trend that seems to be developing right along with the commitment to people development and that’s a lack of patience in allowing the development to take place. We see it every week in our workshops and coaching sessions. Well-intentioned leaders identify communication as an area to accelerate or develop further. Managers are scheduled for workshops or coaching, and leaders endorse the investment.