Entelechy’s Whitepaper Provides 22 Ways to Make Leadership Training Stick

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For 22 years, Entelechy has been creating leadership and management programs for hundreds of clients training thousands of leaders. Leveraging their experiences – and referencing leading-edge research – Entelechy published Leadership Training that Sticks: 22 Lessons Learned Over 21 Years, a whitepaper that provides insights into the design, development, and deployment of leadership and management training that “sticks.”

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Over 22 years of creating leadership programs for a variety of organizations in many industries, we’ve learned what works – and what doesn’t.

Twenty years in the making, Entelechy launched its unique development program for leaders in 2013. The program, titled Unleash Your Leadership Potential (ULP), is based on twenty years of research, customization, and refinement as the company created management and leadership programs for scores of clients including DIRECTV, MediaOne, KONE, Convergys, MasTech AT, the State of New Hampshire, Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing, and many others.

“Over 22 years of creating leadership programs for a variety of organizations in many industries, we’ve learned what works – and what doesn’t,” explains Terence Traut, President of Entelechy. “To make leadership training stick, you need to address many elements.” Donna Iacopucci, Executive VP of Client Relations at Entelechy, elaborates, “Content is important – and ULP has award-winning content. But to stick, leadership programs need more. They need simple, action-oriented models that are easy to learn and easy for individuals to adapt and adopt; multiple touch-points across multiple leadership levels; immediate application of skills to participants’ real situations.” Iacopucci continues, “And making sure the program links to organizational goals and invites buy-in from throughout the organization is critical if the program is going to have its intended impact.”

These lessons – and many others – are featured in the whitepaper, which (along with a recorded webinar) is available through Training Magazine Network.

“We designed ULP around these ‘sticky’ elements,” states Traut, “and fashioned our entire business model to help clients make the most of the program. For example, unlike programs from other leadership and management training vendors, we allow – actually we encourage – customization of ULP so the client can make it their own. We even authorize the client to use the program as much as – and how – they want within their organization without additional fees; for the program to stick, the more the models and skills are embedded in different ways, the better.”

Clients seem to agree with the approach:

“We had a huge gap, and this [ULP] program has closed that gap nicely. As we’ve moved into things like our customer service initiative, we’ve had supervisors tell us, ‘We couldn’t do this customer experience change effort if I hadn’t gone through Unleash Your Leadership Potential.’ [ULP] is a nice foundation for us, and a nice stacked win for us.”

“Out of the gate with [our version of ULP at] our pilot site we saw immediate change in the site culture. We saw an immediate turnaround and change in the performance of the site. Almost meteoric. It was a bottom-performing site and became a top-performing site within a couple of months of launching the [our version of ULP to the] full team leader and management population.”

“It’s impressive to see how easy it was for people to take hold of the skills and how hungry people were for content this good.”

“A company as big as ours, being in existence as long as it has been, we’ve tried a lot of different things over the years, and nothing has had the impact that [our version of ULP] has had.”

“Life changing. Absolutely life changing. I would say it is infectious. [Our version of ULP] is thought-provoking. It is fun. It is sustainable.”

For more detail about Unleash Your Leadership Potential, visit Entelechy’s website at http://www.unleashyourleadership.com. To download the whitepaper Leadership Training that Sticks: 22 Lessons Learned Over 21 Years, visit Training Magazine Network at http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs111/1102564308819/archive/1116322982415.html.

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