Leaders Go First | A Conversation with Wade Johannes
It’s pretty common that, when starting a new professional development initiative, leadership will pick individuals, teams or departments to try it out first. And, while we’re not opposed to anyone investing in growth and development, we sometimes ask ourselves: what if leaders themselves were the first ones to try out a new program? Because, after all, leaders set the tone for an organization and the company culture – what would happen if they were the ones that modeled the importance of continuous self-improvement?
In this episode, Amanda and Wade talk about:
- Why leaders are sometimes the last ones to invest in their own growth
- What gets in the way of self-improvement starting at the top of an organization
- The benefits we’ve seen when an organization puts its own leadership team through training+coaching
- How starting at the top can actually make the ROI on training down the corporate pyramid more impactful and long-lasting
- …and more!
Sometimes, when you’ve made it to the upper level of your organization, it can be easy to think that you’ve arrived – that you’re good where you’re at and that it’s the people “downstream” that need the most help. But, the reality is, each of us is ever-evolving and growing – and it’s time for leaders to start going first when it comes to investing in themselves. Enjoy!
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