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Are all managers leaders? Are all leaders managers? This lesson presents arguments that place a manager and a leader into two separate categories, each with their own defining characteristics. Click on the link below to see the personality difference between a Manager and a Leader!
The more organisations focus on the learning and development (L&D) of their employees, the more they stand to benefit in the long run.
As per the laws of human life, people enter the workforce once they complete their education. As a result, it is only natural for them to think that their education is over but they are mistaken; their real education, in fact, is just starting. Theoretical knowledge just helps to get one started. Real-life ground experience is what true learning is. Organisations, in addition to being productive places of work, are the real-life B-Schools.
The more organisations focus on the learning and development (L&D) of their employees, the more they stand to benefit in the long run. It's an investment that would pay off when the workers know they craft better than anyone and contribute their honed talents to better the bottom lines. Plus, if you're worried about your employee retention, rest assured once you put an effective learning roadmap in place the retention rate is going to improve drastically. Employees know that they add immense value to the output of their organisation; it is only fair that the workplace contributes towards their learning and development.
In light of this, L&D as a whole has grown over the last two or three years. While this is a good head start, organisations still have a long way to go in terms of L&D. Currently, the major challenge facing L&D service providers comes in the form of business metrics. Organisations need to see return on investments and hence they are constantly asking to show impact of L&D programs and how it changes the business outcomes.
While a good leader can be taught and developed, it is believed some people have natural born abilities to lead by nature. Leadership traits do not come with a designation, level or position in the organisation. Some people have personal characteristics that allows them to be a leader without being taught.
So what are these characteristics? Let’s take a look at each attribute.