Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 3

KEN TAYLOR

FROM THE
EDITOR

DO LEADERS SKILLS
NEED TO EVOLVE?

This edition of Training Industry Magazine
assembles a collection of perspectives on
how the role of the leader needs to evolve.
Whether you're a sales leader or head of
a business unit, you're responsible for
driving results and maximizing the impact
of your team.

AS THE BUSINESS
MARKET EVOLVES
SO MUST OUR
LEADERSHIP
DEVELOPMENT
STRATEGIES.

Business today demands that leadership
teams bring a holistic, people-centric
approach to team development. This will
require leaders to become coaches with
high levels of emotional intelligence.
Leaders must become comfortable with
less formal structure and quickly adapt
to changing business environments. So,
where do leaders find these new skills,
and how can learning and development
(L&D) help?
Soft skills like adaptability, agility,
emotional intelligence and presence are
emerging as critical skills at the core of
good leadership for the future of work.
Effectively leading with empathy, agility
and contextual relevance allows leaders
to help employees achieve their full
potential. By actively working on these
skills, leaders are more likely to have
engaged teams that understand the
company's direction and how they can
support the company's goals. Leaders
who are focused on L&D create a
psychologically safe environment that
allows employees to thrive in the absence
of fear. They encourage innovation and
risk-taking, because they can envision the

future state of the company and have a
plan to get there.
So back to my question, where do leaders
find these skills, and what can L&D do
to help? L&D needs to identify the core
skills that leaders need to be successful
and create development opportunities
to instill those skills in all employees -
not just leadership. These core skills can
help every employee in the execution of
their jobs. For example, if an employee
is trained on the same skills as their
manager and their manager's manager,
they are more likely to recognize cues
for adaptability and handling change,
understand the value of having managers
who are present with the right attitude
when challenges arise, and be familiar
with the language used to develop vision
and strategy for the company.
As the business market evolves so
must our leadership development
strategies. By developing leaders
who can effectively manage change,
organizations are well positioned to
thrive in a competitive market.
As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts
on the evolution of today's leaders
required skill set. Please send along any
suggestions for us to consider in future
editions of Training Industry Magazine.
Ken Taylor is the president and editor
in chief of Training Industry, Inc.
Email Ken.

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Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020

Do Leaders Skills Need to Evolve
Table of Contents
Developing the Next Generation of Talent Through Rotation Programs
Leadership Development Strategies and Solutions for the Modern Workplace
Leaders are Learners … Especially When They're Teaching
Developing Leadership Goo
6 Developmental Conversations Bosses Should Have with their New Managers
Driving Sales Training Results Through Manager Coaching
The Significance of Executive Presence
What People Want in a Leader: How Do You Measure Up?
Ditigal Communication Skills: Is Your Message Getting Across?
Creating a Culture of Agility with Character Development
Building Leadership: Scaling Effective Development Alongside Hypergrowth
Fast-Tracking Psychological Safety: This Is Not a Drill!
Teaching Empathy: Driving Leaders to Success
Train Forward: Results From an Emerging Community of Practice
Three Reasons Why Virtual Teams Are Different
Leading in the Age of Technological Disruption
How to Choose a Training Supplier for Leadership Development
New Leader, New Skills
Ernst & Young's Investment in the Modern Leader
Company News
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 1
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 2
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - Do Leaders Skills Need to Evolve
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 4
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - Table of Contents
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 6
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 7
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 8
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - Developing the Next Generation of Talent Through Rotation Programs
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 10
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - Leadership Development Strategies and Solutions for the Modern Workplace
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 12
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - Leaders are Learners … Especially When They're Teaching
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 14
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - Developing Leadership Goo
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 6 Developmental Conversations Bosses Should Have with their New Managers
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 17
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 18
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 19
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 20
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - Driving Sales Training Results Through Manager Coaching
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 22
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 23
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - The Significance of Executive Presence
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 25
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - What People Want in a Leader: How Do You Measure Up?
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 27
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 28
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - CT1
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - CT2
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 29
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - Ditigal Communication Skills: Is Your Message Getting Across?
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 31
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 32
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 33
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - Creating a Culture of Agility with Character Development
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 35
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 36
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 37
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - Building Leadership: Scaling Effective Development Alongside Hypergrowth
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 39
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - Fast-Tracking Psychological Safety: This Is Not a Drill!
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 41
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 42
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 43
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - Teaching Empathy: Driving Leaders to Success
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 45
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 46
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 47
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - Train Forward: Results From an Emerging Community of Practice
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 49
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - Three Reasons Why Virtual Teams Are Different
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 51
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 52
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - Leading in the Age of Technological Disruption
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 54
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - How to Choose a Training Supplier for Leadership Development
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - 56
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - New Leader, New Skills
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - Ernst & Young's Investment in the Modern Leader
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2020 - Company News
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