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Have you ever seen the conductor of an orchestra leave his post, climb into the orchestra and play the violin?

No, me neither. But why not?

If someone in the orchestra is off key why wouldn't the conductor step in and play their instrument for them?

  • A. Because if they did, the violinist and the rest of the orchestra would think they'd gone mad.
  • B. Because he/she has their own job to do keeping all the musicians together and on track.

In business we don't seem perturbed by the sight of a leader stepping in and doing the job of one of their employees, it happens all the time. And yet it's catastrophic for the growth of the business because it slows the development of the people it's supposed to help and it means that the leader isn't doing the job they are paid to do.

If someone in your team is off key the best thing their leader can do is help them get themselves back on key.

Coach, mentor, offer support absolutely, but don't step into rescue them because they don't need rescuing - guidance and development yes please. Rescuing no thanks.

Don’t tell me show me.

At The Leader Centre we understand that it takes a leap of faith to work with a business you haven’t worked with before and that when your senior people are already busy it can feel like added pressure to take time out for training and development.

The problem with that is that when you don’t invest in training and development more of the pressure falls on you and your people and your business fall behind.

So we take that leap of faith with you and instead of just telling you what we do, we show you by offering half a day’s training for your senior team at our expense.

On that half day we show you how your business can achieve more and how senior people can reduce their stress by doing less than they are now.

To book your session simply get in touch via our contact page.

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