Over the past two years, we’ve partnered with Academy Leadership to develop the skills of our leadership team. As a global company, we brought our leaders together for the intensive 3-day Leadership Boot Camp where we learned the critical leadership skills needed to be effective leaders. The result of our leaders implementing these skills in their everyday activities has increased our bottom line by 20%.
I found Academy Leadership helps leaders really think about what they believe in. It also makes your expectations crystal clear to subordinates. People want leaders they can predict. They want to know, up front, what’s valued and what’s not. That’s what the personal leadership philosophy does for you.
I have taken many training programs throughout my career, but this was by far the most educational, engaging and enjoyable! The class taught me new leadership skills and expanded on the ones that I had. The facilitator’s real-world examples were great and I enjoyed the interactive dialogue that occurred between the other participants.
What a great team learning experience this was. Ed is a creative teacher and storyteller who linked the lessons of a one hundred and fifty year old battle to our job as leaders of bringing the organization's goals into sharp focus and inspiring our people to achieve them. This was a great team building and leadership development exercise and one of the best investments in learning we have made. Plus it was a fun experience. I highly recommend this program.
This leadership program truly takes a holistic approach to leadership development. It starts with deep introspection of a person's core values, expectations of themselves and others, strengths and weaknesses and then dives deep into critical areas such as My Leader's Compass, Communication, Conflict, Time Management, Coaching, and Goal Setting. The biggest value comes in the fact that program provides sophisticated tools and a clear path to put these leadership concepts into practice the day you leave the program. This is the biggest win for me to get on the road towards becoming a better leader.
The Leadership Philosophy is the cornerstone to all Academy Leadership programs. Like an organizational mission statement, the exercise of drafting your personal leadership philosophy will help to keep you and your team on track and pointed toward clear goals. Your written leadership philosophy will let your team know what you expect, what you value, and how you'll act, with the additional benefits of making the workplace less stressful and more productive.