Inspirational Infusion

#98 — May 1, 2017

Learning is like rowing upstream; not to advance is to drop back.

— Chinese Proverb

Greetings, Inspired Travelers!

Is Leadership Development falling short in most organizations? Is it, in fact, failing? If you are as committed to developing more robust leaders and to ensuring a pipeline of potential leaders that will take you forward and sustain your business success as I am, this is a frightening question. But it is a question that must be answered. Or else.

In my work of speaking, training and coaching, many organizations struggling with leadership development cross my path. I hear many stories about a lack of leaders with the necessary skills to fill the positions made vacant by others. And so, what are some of the steps you can take to ensure that a leadership void is not one of your business concerns?

Well, here are a few considerations that, if you pay attention to and dig into, will keep this worry from invading your dreams at 3:00 am.

Does the training you are providing meet your company or departmental goals?
Is the training you are providing in alignment with your corporate culture?
It the training you are providing systems-oriented and comprehensive, or is it compartmentalized?
Is the training you provide supplemented by on-the-job experiential learning?
Is the training you are providing designed for multiple learning methods?
Is the training you are providing being taught to others by your learners?

In my experience, those who ensure that leadership development includes the serious and honest assessment of the above questions, and considers the honest responses from everyone involved with the training, fare best in the leadership arena.

Train well. Lead well. Collaborate!

Be magnificent! Have an Inspirational Day!


Clients of InspirationInProgress are assured that the training, coaching and speaking we provide are in alignment with their leadership development goals. Give us a call at 215 260 1611 or drop us a note at and let’s collaborate on solving your leadership development concerns.