Being The Captain Of The Boat, Leadership Development And Why You Need It

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Being The Chief Of The Boat: Management Development And Why You Need It

When you become a leader, whether it be exactly what a small team or perhaps a large company, the prospect is always daunting. Authority is always a large obligation and it can be a smashing burden if not dealt with properly. History is actually littered with leaders which weren’t able to handle the stress. Thankfully, we’ve realized a few things from historical past which is where management development programs come in.

Being a good innovator is not a trait which is spread out in the human population. It’s kind of like being a good soccer participant or a good participant. Some people have the organic talent to be a head. Some people need a little push in the right path. The problem with becoming suddenly handed the important chair is that, unless you’ve had previous encounter, you might not know which of the two are you.

Which explains why most employers initiate leadership development programs for those who are in a supervision position. You might be assured enough in your leadership abilities but those higher-up have to make sure that you are carrying out the best that you can in the job. The following are two reasons why leadership advancement programs are good for a person:

a) Better self-assessment Most of the time we’re often unaware of our own faults. The cursory self-examination will always come up with the result that you may not perfect but you’re not that bad. Which is a completely wrong way to do it. When evaluating yourself, you should be your own worst cruci. This is mostly because most other people are not as forgiving of your own faults.

Creating a faulty high opinion of oneself is a recipe for disaster everyone’s heard of the arrogant employer or supervisor. You need to identify your personal disadvantages before your subordinates perform and do something about all of them. Leadership development programs have a strict self-assessment part that helps you do this. Additionally, the expert counselors who run these kinds of programs can help open up your eyes to any problematic personality traits or routines that you may have.

b)A far more aware learning experience Many leaders learn on-the-job. It isn’t exactly optimal yet sometimes the best way to understand something is to experience it. These learning activities are often problems at work. The situation with experiencing crises it is sometimes we don’t think of it as a learning experience and just pass it off to part of the job. They just don’t care to examine further into the problem.

For this reason they do the same errors that resulted in the specific situation in the first place. Leadership advancement programs usually offer you a better handle upon these incidents. A far more positive outlook as well as an inquisitive mind tend to be what these applications encourage and they frequently result in leaders which know how to identify beginnings of problems and eliminate them as well level.

There are, needless to say, several other reasons why you need to join leadership advancement programs but these a couple of are the primary ones. Enter one as quickly as possible and prepare to understand to become a better head.

Comments: 17

  1. Antonia July 13, 2013 at 9:20 pm Reply

    Next week I will be attending the admitted students day for the school I want to go to.
    It will be from 8:30am-2:30pm. That’s quite a long time!
    What can I expect to do there? I know there’s going to be:
    -a tour
    -information about housing
    -financial planning
    -leadership development
    -Q&A with current students
    -talking about honors programs
    -and other stuff

    What else did you guys do if you’ve ever been to one? I’m even skipping school for this event haha.
    Oh and will there be any freshments served? Just wondering hehe


  2. Floretta August 9, 2013 at 1:45 pm Reply

    14. Which holiday event was run by the Millsberry Community Center? (give all posible answers)
    15. What were Millsberry residents on the lookout for during the Winter Festival?
    16. What did Lucky the Leprechaun leave behind when he left Millsberry on January 26, 2006?
    17. What was Mr. Fort.s class studying in February 2006?
    18. What was found in the mysterious crate that was discovered on January 7, 2005?
    19. Where did explorer Cecil Colhurst disappear in 1945?
    20. What special item was found in the Donation Center by a Millsberry resident on April 6, 2006?
    21. Who moved to Millsberry on February 4, 2005?
    22. What important event happened on December 17, 2004?
    23. What milestone did the Red Lion Manor celebrate on Oct. 23, 2004?
    24. What did the Ubah brothers announce on April 8, 2005?

  3. Florentina October 4, 2013 at 3:15 am Reply

    The college I’m gonna go to offer the following certificate programs;
    1. Business core certificate.
    2. Career success certificate
    3. Costumer service certificate
    4. E-commerce certificate
    5. Human resources certificate
    6. Leadership certificate
    7. Sales development certificate.

    Yes, I did my own research but I wanna hear from you people, which is the best certificate and what kind of jobs can I get with it.

    Suggestions are welcome. Thank you for taking your time .

  4. Vaughn October 18, 2013 at 7:31 pm Reply

    Okay, I’m really interested in moving into software testing and then into a software QA role eventually afterward. I don’t have a technical background or degree, though I’ve studied software development a bit in school and have a pretty good understanding of the process and technology behind it.

    Since I don’t have a technical background, how can I get started in testing? I don’t really want to go back and get a second degree, but are there courses or certs I can study for/take to break into the industry?

    Thanks in advance!

  5. Neida January 22, 2014 at 9:36 am Reply

    I want to organize leadership development programs pune and mumbai. Someone know any facilitator who provide this services

  6. Chang February 13, 2014 at 1:25 pm Reply

    Hello, I am reapplying to the Naval Academy and would like a critique of my personal statement. If you have any suggestions please feel free to comment. There is a 500 word limit, and I have 494. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    In a well-organized essay of 300 to 500 words, please discuss the following:
    (1)Describe what led to your initial interest in the naval service and how the Naval Academy will help you achieve your long range goals, and
    (2)Describe a personal experience you have had which you feel has contributed to your own character development and integrity.

    As I sit on my front porch and look out at the beautiful town that I have grown up in, I cannot help but think about the past, and the actions that have allowed my life to become what it is today. How many men and women have sacrificed to make this country the greatest in the world, and protected our rights, and freedoms. These sacrifices humble me and have given me the desire to serve my country just as many men and women have before, so that I too may serve this amazing nation.

    Three generations of my family have served in the United States Navy, and even more in the other services. Gone are the days in which my father and grandfather donned their flight suits and helmets and soared the skies as Naval Aviators, and my time has come. Growing up I realized that they were among the outstanding men and women who have protected this country, and allowed it to be free and sovereign. All my life I have felt a burning desire to serve just as they have, and joining the United States Navy is the only way I see fit for myself, to do so.

    My main goal in life is to become a Naval Officer, and to serve. I want to commission from the United States Naval Academy and if possible become a Naval Aviator. The Naval Academy will aid me in my endeavors by forming me into the best possible Naval Officer. The Naval Academy’s infamous Honor Concept will not only develop me physically, and academically; but will also refine my already steadfast morals, and loyalty.

    At one of the few crew regattas held locally in Utah, it was the final race of the season. Murphy’s Law lived up to its reputation and one of our single boats broke, leaving my teammate with no opportunity to race. After my race finished and we docked I was informed that we had qualified for the final heat, and had to row back to the starting line. I was ecstatic, but looking over I could see my teammate’s downtrodden face as he would have no chance to race until fall. In my previous season of cross country injury prevented me from racing part of the season, and knowing what it felt like to be unable to compete, and only able to watch from the sidelines I made a decision. I disembarked and instructed him to take my spot. As team captain it was well within my bounds to continue in the competition, yet I gave him my spot. They came in a close second. This experience developed my character further by demonstrating great leadership by placing others interests before my own. As well as my integrity by doing what was right, and just.

    The Naval Academy will further enhance my leadership, character, and loyalty. Allowing me to become a Naval Officer, and an outstanding leader while serving my country.

  7. Mack February 17, 2014 at 3:34 am Reply

    I am a high school student and I wanted to join a leadership board or something similar.


    Even ones with universities or such..I live in Michigan if there are state leadership programs.

  8. Rocco February 22, 2014 at 2:31 am Reply

    1st of all thank-you to everyone who has taken the time to give me information in past questions. So now that I have a little better understanding of the Army’s rank structure. When in the Army do you start to receive leadership training? Is there a special school for it?
    I am asking because I have a very close friend who is making the change from the Marines to the Army . As a Former Marine I have alot of misconceptions about the Army that I would like to correct. I understand that the Army and the Marine Corps are two very different beasts. In the Marine Corps leadership and advancement through the Ranks go hand in hand. All Marines are taught to be leaders. So I thought that is how it works in every branch. But what has been explained to me is that leadership in the army does not start till specialist. Why is that?

    Please don’t answer if you are going to start a fight or say something negative about EITHER branch. I don’t care to hear who is better or why my friend is smart or stupid for switching branches. We are all on the same side.

    And no it is not me who is making the change.

  9. Francesco February 22, 2014 at 5:38 am Reply

    Where Can I find harmonious leadership research fellowship?

  10. Stacey February 26, 2014 at 7:28 pm Reply

    Ok..heres my dilemma…I work at McDonalds…in Massachusetts and get 8.40 an hour (just got my yearly raise from min wage ($8) ok…no i applied and have a job lined up at Marshalls…they are hiring however at minimum wage…So…Do I stay at Mcdonalds getting a little more than min wage and know that i know what im doing (since ive been there for a year) or do I move to Marshalls and get paid less than now but enjoy it more because i like clothes and stuff and the discounts id enjoy more getting on clothes than on food that will kill me eventually.

    McDonalds: Working there for a year: $8.40 /hr.: aprox 24 hrs. a week
    Marshalls: No experience as of yet: $8.00 /hr.: Not sure on hours

    Working one during the week and one weekends…im only 17 and going to college this upcoming fall…good idea to work both? If anyone has been in this position before…Please…any advice is helpful!!!

  11. Werner February 27, 2014 at 1:11 am Reply

    Has anyone graduated from this program? Please share your experiences and opinions. Thanks

  12. Kurt March 2, 2014 at 6:28 pm Reply

    I’m writing a section in a Leadership Development program about how to gather and sustain community support for the program. I’ve been reading a lot of articles but can’t get any good ideas? Does anyone know some good topics to discuss for this section?

  13. Maxie March 3, 2014 at 2:18 am Reply

    Has anyone been to one of these two day workshops? If so, what can I expect?

  14. Scarlett March 10, 2014 at 12:06 am Reply

    Hi there,
    First I would like to know the difference between bachelor of nursing and RN…. If there is a difference.
    Secondly, I am going to be attending a private college for the LPN program due to their curriculum being more fit towards my needs then the local public college. I was wondering if it is a good choice in going with first becoming an lpn then taking a bridge program to become an BN/RN?

    I am not worried about the money because I believe that no one should worry about money when it comes to Getting the best education.

    Also I want to be able to take care of my future family (4-6kids) so will a BN/RN salary let me do that? Later in life after my kids are in school I might go back to get my MN or take midwifery. Big reason why i want to become a BN/RN other then the money is because I want to work in labour and delivery…. When I am working as an lpn I will hopefully be in thre postpartum unit.

    Lpn school is 16 months $27,000
    Bridge program is 2 years (I would attend classes with the third and fourth year students) $14,000

  15. Rene March 25, 2014 at 4:58 pm Reply

    My friend encouraged me to apply to a Master’s program for Leadership and Organizational Development. I figured “what the heck, why not?”. Anyway, we both got in. But I was just curious, what kind of things can you do with a degree like this? Is it actually useful or is it bogus?


  16. Quiana March 29, 2014 at 3:31 pm Reply

    I was thinking of joining it, but do you actually learn things there? thanks

  17. Sara May 24, 2014 at 7:58 pm Reply

    Identify the means by which T & D programs are implemented and evaluated.

    Describe the various T&D methods.

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