Being an efficient leader takes more than experience. It needs to be boosted with the right kind of training and knowledge for sustained impact on your team. Being a leader in the financial services industry specifically requires lifelong learning to keep yourself updated on your profession, as well as to develop other areas such as soft skills.
Engaging in a leadership program will help you identify what kind of leader you are, bridge your leadership skills gap and improve your business judgement. It could also reduce your team’s turnover rate.
Start by making a list of areas you would like to improve in your current leadership role. Perhaps you need better communication and soft skills to relate to your team or need to work on your conflict resolution techniques to handle disagreements amicably. Or maybe you need some guidance on being a better coach and mentor to inspire effective performance.
MDRT Global Services Announces Partnership with Harvard Business Publishing
MDRT Global Services is currently partnering with Harvard Business Publishing to offer certifications in leadership topics co-branded by both parties. The program offers members a good option to invest in management and leadership development with rigorous and on-demand learning. This year, Global Services members can get certified in coaching and change management.
The Coaching course will allow you to learn best practices for listening, inquiry and reflection. These are powerful tools in your leadership toolkit that you can apply when managing and leading your team. The course will also help you discover techniques to identify future recruits who will be most receptive to coaching and who may need a different approach.
Leaders also need to be able to adapt to change and transformation elements that come from the industry and economy over time. The Change Management course will teach you how to manage change — instead of letting change manage you — by having a clear vision and a sound plan. It’s also about seizing the moment. You’ll discover the eight-stage change process that can dramatically improve the chances of change leading to success.
No matter which stage of life you are in, a leadership training program would greatly enhance your practice, and your learning journey as a leader will constantly need to evolve to meet the needs of the economy. Join MDRT Global Services today for learning and development opportunities by signing up here: https://www.mdrtgs.org/Join.