I get really excited by a great coaching session and leave all fired up and ready to take on the world when I get back to work. But more times than not, I get knocked off course somewhere in between an overflowing inbox, meetings and all other things needing my attention.
Slowly but surely I’m right back where I left, in my old routines doing things exactly the way I’ve always done. No matter how great a training session is while its underway, if it doesn’t lead to change, it’s not effective.
Of course there are those that do manage to keep on track and succeed in making the final behavioural adjustments. For many of us, life tends to get in the way and we get caught up elsewhere in daily tasks.
If you want to make sure the training leads to change, there is one last step you can add to the finish.
Tracking the progress by direct feedback
A last step of the training is to follow it up by tracking the progress.
Leadership development is a process, not an event. It takes time and effort. Wouldn’t it make sense to follow up the training back at work? And who better to ask for help than the team/co-workers? Let them help the leaders continue developing by providing feedback on the specific leadership behaviours the company wants to cultivate. Best of all, by tracking the progress you will know exactly when the goal is reached.
How this works
Tracking and driving change efficiently requires a good tool. There are new digital tools on the market for this purpose. Gyrate is one option, which has three easy steps to get started:
- Pick a feedback team
- Insert the new behaviours/skills in the feedback tool. Define when and how to best observe the behaviours (in meetings/presentations, weekly, monthly)
- Start driving the change and tracking the progress. Cultivate new skills and grow great leaders!
“What gets measured gets done!”