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Investment in leadership development and education is huge business, approaching $50 billion in the US alone in the year 2000 according a study carried out by the respected Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Despite this level of investment, the picture of failed leadership persists, from the halls of government to the next start up. In particular, the track record of success for CEOs is not pretty. Research shows that most development programs fail to deliver expected returns.

Why?

Psychology Today examined research carried out by a number of international eminent publications and authors to understand the reason for high leadership failure rates. In the past two decades, 30% of Fortune 500 chief executives have lasted less than three years. Top executive failure rates as high as 75% and rarely less than 30. According to the Centre for Creative Leadership, 38% of new Chief Executives fail in the first 18 months in the job. It appears that the main reason for the failure has nothing to do with competence, knowledge or experience, but most have to do with hubris, ego and a lack of emotional intelligence.

To some extent we are to blame, we being employees and the general population going about their daily business. We commonly misinterpret displays of confidence as a sign of competence and this is generally found more in men than in women. The implication is that the same psychological characteristics that enable male managers to rise to the top of the corporate or political ladder are actually responsible for their downfall. In other words, what it takes to get the job is not just different from, but also the reverse of, what it takes to do the job well. As a result, too many incompetent people are promoted to management jobs, and promoted over more competent people.

So what is the solution?

Leadership development initiatives need to focus on the following core areas to really make a difference in the type of leaders we have leading our organizations:

  • Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Self Mastery
  • A deep understanding of the dynamics of human behaviour on an individual basis
  • Ongoing engagement
  • Good training design
  • An individual personal stake in self-development
  • Confusion about leadership versus management
  • Making a connection between leadership development and its application

The Jasper International Academy Course Portfolio has been designed to address the issues highlighted in the above introduction concentrating on the needs of leaders, managers, employees and small business owners in a very volatile and constantly changing business environment and marketplace that requires real leadership to succeed.

A portfolio of titles has been designed for four distinct audiences:

  • Leaders
  • Managers
  • Employees
  • Small Business Owners

The courses within each segment are pan-business sector in that they are suitable for any individual in any business and aimed at their role within business. Individual course duration is three, four and five days and comprise of more examination and analysis than traditional taught modules.

The People Value Suite:

  • 1. Creative Problem Solving | Click to open more information on course |
  • 2. ‘I am the Strongest Link’ | Click to open more information on course |
  • 3. Managing Upwards | Click to open more information on course |
  • 4. Tracking Service Failures | Click to open more information on course |
  • 5. Budgeting and Cost Control | Click to open more information on course |
  • 6. Contract Administration | Click to open more information on course |
  • 7. Negotiation Skills | Click to open more information on course |
  • 8. Communication Skills | Click to open more information on course |

The Management Challenges Suite:

  • 21. Material Inventory Management | Click to open more information on course |
  • 22. Power Shift | Click to open more information on course |
  • 23. Managing in a Blame Culture | Click to open more information on course |
  • 24. People Make Profits | Click to open more information on course |
  • 25. Successful vs Effective – What are you? | Click to open more information on course |
  • 26. The Straining Tiger Within | Click to open more information on course |
  • 27. Wisdom of Teams | Click to open more information on course |
  • 28. Dynamic Teams in Action | Click to open more information on course |

The Mastering Leadership Suite:

  • 30. Snakes in Suits | Click to open more information on course |
  • 31. Mission Impossible: The Motivator vs The Dictator | Click to open more information on course |
  • 32. Beyond Charismatic Leaders | Click to open more information on course |
  • 33. Ethical Leadership : The Moral Dilemma | Click to open more information on course |
  • 34. Are you a Fake Leader? | Click to open more information on course |
  • 35. Teaching Smart People How to Learn | Click to open more information on course |

The Entrepreneurship for Women Suite:

  • 50. Image Control – Route to Success | Click to open more information on course |
  • 51. Leadership and Lipstick | Click to open more information on course |
  • 52. Technology and Female Entrepreneurship – Friend or Foe? | Click to open more information on course |

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Followership refers to a role held by certain individuals in an organization, team, or group. Specifically, it is the capacity of an individual to actively follow a leader. Followership is the reciprocal social process of leadership. The study of followership (part of the emerging study of Leadership psychology) is integral to a better understanding of leadership, as the success and failure of groups, organizations, and teams is not only dependent on how well a leader can lead, but also on how well the followers can follow. Specifically, followers play an active role in organization, group, and team successes and failures. Effective followers are individuals who are considered to be enthusiastic, intelligent, ambitious, and self-reliant. The emergence of the field of followership has been attributed to the scholar Robert Kelley | And his Book “The Power of Followership”.




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