Executive Leadership Development: Choosing the Right Leader

Executive Leadership Development: Choosing the Right Leader

When you give power to an executive you do not know, you will be filling that position when the time of crisis comes. Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)

As the leader of your organization, you want the right executive in the right position at the right time, doing all the right things. You want an innovative executive who has vision and the courage to take calculated risks. You need someone who can motivate and inspire, raise productivity, increase quality, and lower turnover and absenteeism. Just as importantly, you want someone who will be able to rise to any crisis or disaster with speed, integrity, strength, and creativity.

However, you know someone like this isn’t going to just pop into your office. This kind of executive is not born overnight, rather developed over time, trials, and experience. By developing leaders early on with an Executive Leadership Development Program, you will build a bench of up-and-coming executives ready to step in at a moment’s notice.

As a result of preparing your employees, you will already have a sense of who the future leaders will be, what their quirks are, and where their strengths and weaknesses lie. An Executive Leadership Development experience can be customized to give these team members the necessary tools and skills to become that powerful and influential executive you are searching for through programs such as:

  • Applied Strategic Thinking
  • Business Planning and Strategy
  • Conflict and Collaboration
  • Delegation and Accountability
  • Qualities of Leadership

Through these opportunities, leaders will be equipped with the capabilities to personally discover and build upon their strengths, unearth solutions to deeper problems, and confront and overcome their weaknesses. These future leaders will immediately apply their new skills in their workplaces and on their teams, building team member’s confidence and abilities. When promotion time arrives, you will already know the best executive for the job. You will be surrounding yourself with a staff of the “right” executives ready to meet and surpass your expectations.

CMOE has made it a priority to consider the various types of adult learning styles that make up the foundational structures in our workshops. As a result, we have a variety of learning methodologies that enable participants to become engaged, excited, and active participants in the learning process. Some specific methodologies tailored to executive development are:

  • Experiential exercises
  • Case studies and skill practice sessions
  • Real-world situations
  • Video or live demonstrations

CMOE also provides another key tool designed particularly for executives called one-on-one executive coaching. By providing your leaders with a personal coach and then instilling within them the desire to do likewise with others, you will accelerate your executive leadership development and quickly build a bench of professionals, full of the “right” men and women. Innovative executives with a vision can motivate and inspire others to higher productivity, enhanced quality, and a genuine pride and accountability in their tasks.

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Martha Rice