The Business and Professional Development portion of our curriculum is focused on the personal growth and development of your Company’s most valuable asset, human capital.
As organizations strive to meet economic, social, and political challenges, having a workforce that is properly prepared is critical. The statement, “people don’t leave bad companies, they leave bad bosses,” is just as true today as it was when the phrase was coined. The Gallup Organization surveyed over a million employees and 80,000 managers and there results were published in a book called “First Break All The Rules.” It resulted in this surprising finding:
“If you’re losing good people, look to their immediate supervisor. More than any other single reason, he/she is the reason people stay and thrive in an organization. And he/she is the reason why they quit, taking their knowledge, experience and contacts with them. Often, straight to the competition!”
But wait…Our current work environment offers another twist. The original interpretation applied to “a person in an official leadership role.” In today’s environment, it applies not only to official leaders, appointed to or selected for a specific position. This phrase applies to informal leaders and peer groups. In addition, each employee, sales professional and business owner has a personal responsibility for developing the skills and competencies needed to manage their personal behavior.