By Adam Hall
Building a culture of effective leadership is not easy, and involves a multi-pronged approach. Hosting a leadership seminar once or twice a year is not enough to guarantee success. To attain long-term success, you need to weave in the search for great leaders throughout the fabric of your organization.
Organizations recognize that the search for great leaders should be constant and ongoing. Managers at all levels must identify those in their ranks with potential, and work to support them as they grow in their careers. Mentorship and training programs are crucial elements, whether they are held formally or informally. One way to demonstrate that your firm pays more than lip service to the idea of building a successful leadership culture is to offer self-study courses on the topic from SS&C Zoologic Learning Solutions. Employees can take the courses at any time, and managers can monitor their progress. An easy way to identify the motivated self-starters we all seek is to take a look at who has registered for and completed a self-study class on leadership. You can use that information as a first step on the road to improving leadership skills across the board.