New LIW research shows that if participants in leadership development programs meet their managers along the way, they are 2.5 times more likely to ‘strongly agree’ that they achieved improved business outcomes.

What does this mean for leadership?
You could ask: ‘Where is the cause and effect here?’  Do people who report to good managers (who take an active role in their development, for example) just get better outcomes because they have a good boss but it’s nothing to do with the meeting itself?

While that is an intellectual conundrum, it is not a pragmatic one.

If you are a manager and a team member goes on a development program, meet them frequently to support learning and application.  Those meetings will either make you a better manager or they will get direct results – either way, it’s a great investment!


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