The Life of Leading Greatly
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Readers of Leader Pathways,
Here at the Arch of Leadership, we are thinking about your aspirations as a leader. We are hard at work to ensure that you have every opportunity to take charge of this most important life goal.
You probably received an email announcing that enrollment is now open for our Fall course, “Your Leadership Difference.”
To spur your decision to sign up for this program, I want to emphasize how this program is designed with YOU in mind.
Less corporate spending on leader development
First a little background. Fewer and fewer companies, CEOs and Boards are willing or able to foster the development of their employees’ leadership potential. The reasons for this are clear: tight budgets and a sputtering economy make any additional employee expenses questionable, let alone offering something as personal, extended over time, and as expensive as professional leader mentoring. As one senior instructor at a business school commented recently, “I have been teaching for 20 years, and I’ve never seen an environment so unwilling to invest in employees as this one.”
But it’s not just the economy. It’s also a matter of what most U.S. businesses do these days. First, gone are the large-scale manufacturers that used to retain, promote and develop their employees’ careers; even large services businesses don’t generate the margins they used to, even as recently as 10 years ago.
Second, very few companies are structured to establish themselves as long-lasting enterprises. Most businesses are structured to be bought out, spun off, or broken up into pieces. Few CEOs and founders intend to create a place where entry-level personnel can look forward to years of development and cultivation of their careers. Start-ups or small “salon” type businesses that come and go rather quickly are the order of the day.
Any way you cut it, it is a tough environment for aspiring leaders to get the kind of mentoring that is essential for their development.
Arch of Leadership Online
Directly addressing this situation, the Arch of Leadership devised a way to make mentoring available to you despite these changes in the work environment. That is our sole motivation for going online.
By providing a cost-effective, brief and concentrated (10-week) program, we provide a way for you to take your development as a leader into your own hands.
To make this program suitable for individuals to take without corporate/employer funding, we designed the online course with these factors in mind:
So you can see, we created a program with your needs in mind. We carefully thought through what your situation was likely to be, and we developed a program to suit your needs.
Of course, you have to decide. That’s what leaders do. You have to take that step that no one is asking you to take – again, that’s what leaders do.
At the Arch of Leadership, your aspirations for great leading are our only concern.
Don’t wait to act on your aspirations to lead greatly. Don’t put it off. Sign up today.Register here to see what “Your Leadership Difference” is, and the difference it can make in your life and in the lives of your followers.
Help us! You can then say that you too joined forces to launch a new way to develop the aspiring leaders who bring us bold tomorrows. To learn more about how Arch can work with YOUR organization, contact me personally or visit our website.
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