Businesses need to develop the right leadership skills to meet business goals

Leadership development should be a constant process in your organisation
By: Pursuit Technology
CANBERRA, Australia - June 7, 2023 - PRLog -- Organisational hierarchies are flattening, and with that, it becomes increasingly important to ensure the right strategic and interpersonal skills exist amongst an organisation's workforce and potential future leaders. The leadership skills needed by a particular organisation depend on the exact skills needed in business leaders. In their article on the topic, the Acorn subject matter experts dive into the importance of developing leadership skills and the best ways to go about developing them.

With flatter structures becoming the norm in many organisations, formal sources of knowledge and authority are harder to distinguish. Most employees will assume a leadership position at one point or another – even simply as a project leader. This makes it important to avoid thinking of effective leaders as a rare commodity or one that takes years to develop. Leadership development should instead be a constant process in your organisation.

"Leaders aren't always born. You can nurture and shape them, given you provide your people with the space and opportunities to grow into new roles," said Blake Proberts (CEO and Co-Founder). "If nothing else, they are the channels through which executives can truly understand culture, morale, productivity, and the true capabilities of your organisation."

Developing leadership skills where they are only burgeoning or non-existent is important for effective succession planning. Succession planning should be an ever-persistent practice. If it isn't, organisations may suffer product lags and see the wrong people promoted or top talent passed over.

People learn differently, achieve success at different rates and are good at different things. That means some of the best practices to improve leadership skills centre around day-to-day tasks, rather than relying on formal training programs. Effective leadership development is inclusive, encourages specialisation, provides on-the-job training and creates a leadership team.

You can read the Acorn experts' full article on Acorn Labs:

Pursuit Technology is a fast-growing HR technology company. Pursuit, via Acorn LMS, takes a different view to strategically enabling HR and L&D teams compared to traditional providers. Rather than focusing on analytics after learning experience, their products use workforce planning and capability frameworks prior to any learning. By linking to a company's strategy, Pursuit products can inform organisational capability gaps and suggest education, deliver this education, then measure the impact – proving business impact by the HR and L&D team in a quantifiable way.

Dean Walters
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