Why effective leadership development matters

We regularly get asked "why does leadership development matter so much?"  

Is it for better management, or improving leadership styles, skills or qualities just for the look of it?

Better leadership matters, and effective leadership development makes a difference, for leading teams and better teamwork.  

It's about the best practical tools for day to day management, not leadership theories.  

Leaders at every level - and their teams - benefit.

What does effective leadership development mean?

Better working relationships, organisational credibility, improved performance; staff engagement and retention.  All these benefit the bottom line.

Participants value their learning, and apply it back in the workplace.  They tell us- and independent researchers - how much they value and use their skills. Get in touch - we can help you gather impact evidence to support your business case too.

Effective leadership development with the Forton Group

Infographic: the leadership value-add to productivity and the bottom line:

Productivity matters because stronger productivity growth increases tax revenues and improves wages and living standards.  

Productivity is measured by comparing growth in the outputs produced, to growth in the inputs used to produce them.  You'll find data sources, and links to more detailed reading, below

The productivity puzzle infographic for effective leadership by the Forton Group

Infographic data sources:

  • CIPD, June 2015
  • UK ONS, July 2015
  • @FlipChartRick
  • Chartered Management Institute (2012)
  • Edelman Trust Barometer 2013 and 2015
  • Paul Hawken
  • Corporate Leadership Council 2008, cited in THE EVIDENCE Employee Engagement Task Force (November 2012)
  • headline, HR review, editor, 25/2/14
  • Gallup (2006) cited in THE EVIDENCE Employee Engagement Task Force (November 2012)
  • The Forton Group
  • SHL, 1 Dec, 2004
  • Derek Bok

Infographic Designer, Shallu Narula 2015

More detailed reading on engagement

About the engage for success movement

Blog - Mark Ellis -  Culture Effect Culture Effect