5 Reasons to Invest in Leadership Development

​Good managers are critical to the effective operation of any business. Effective managers must possess a specific set of skills, range of knowledge and demonstrate appropriate behaviors that are not necessarily present in managers that evolve into leadership roles.  The ability to communicate, inspire and lead is often lacking, which is why leadership training should be an important aspect of any organization’s training plan.

Investment in leadership training contributes to the development of high-quality, motivated leaders that are capable of achieving greatness on behalf of the organization. Specific leadership training can improve the organization in five other important areas:

1.) Increase productivity

2.) Retain your talent

3.) Increase employee engagement

4.) Develop effective leadership styles

5.) Make better decisions

On Thursday, February 20, SDAHO will host the next leadership training, ‘Emotional Intelligence and Conflict Resolution’ with presenter University of South Dakota (USD) professor, Mark Yockey, PhD. Emotional intelligence is critical to the success of a leader and involves being smart about emotions and using empathy effectively to empower and engage employees. Leaders with emotional intelligence can have a massive effect on the productivity of your entire team or workforce. To register, click here​.

To learn more about SDAHO and USD’s Leadership Training opportunities, click here.