Training Leaders

What is leadership training?

Learn about Leadership Trainings with Jamie Foxx

Case breakdown: Movie Robin-hood:

Similar to the scene that we just saw, Little john (played by Jamie Foxx) is training Robin Hood (played by Taron Egerton). Now, Robin is already a sharpshooter but he is becoming a better version of himself over this period. He is learning how to shoot three arrows in a single go. He is also learning how to judge situations by following patterns and adopting them. As you can see in the last part of the scene, he is quickly adapting to the situation and hits the last board without even seeing it.

This blog, Learning Perspectives will explore the meaning of training leaders.

What is Leadership Training?

Organizations spend huge amounts on training. Leadership training is more crucial in any organization. All people are not equally trainable. Leadership training is more successful with individuals who have high self-monitor, these individuals have the flexibility to change their behavior.

For high leader effectiveness, an individual should have a vision, this training can teach implementation skills, and they can be trained to develop an understanding of content themes critical to effective vision. They can learn how to evaluate situations, this is taught under situational analysis training. How can one modifies situations to make them fit better to their style is an important task.

Ways of training:

The trainer in the scene is transforming Robin Hood. Organizations look for managers who have transformative qualities. They want leaders with vision and charisma to achieve that vision. Many individuals with leadership vision can enhance their skills through the following:

  1. Formal courses
  2. Workshops
  3. Coaching
  4. Rotating Job responsibilities
  5. Mentoring
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