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The Benefits of Supervisory Training

When was the last time you had any leadership training?

How often do the supervisors in your organization get training?

If you are like most organizations, it's never enough. Some teams go without any supervisory training at all and expect supervisors and managers to learn as they go, on the job. Unfortunately, while it is memorable to learn from your mistakes, it comes at a high cost.
People get tired. People leave. Important accounts go away. Customers complain. And teams struggle without the skills and knowledge it takes to build cohesive teams that are capable of solving problems, improving performance and achieving goals.

Admittedly, I can be expected to support training since I'm in the business. Still, take a closer look at your own leadership career and decide for yourself. Are leaders better off with more training and development or with less?

Supervisory training can generate benefits that pay off long after the training is over.

Here are just a few of the things supervisors and managers gain from training:

- Skills to improve performance, solve problems, and achieve goals
- Strengthened relationships with their peers
- An expanded network of experts who can help
- Experience solving problems in a safe environment
- A forum for sounding out ideas
- A place to nurture new ideas that lead to even more ideas in the field
- Renewed energy
- Resilience that comes from remembering to take the long view
- Increased confidence in the support of the organization
- New respect for their own leaders
- Tools and tips that can be used productively for years
- A valuable break from the routine
- New ways to use their courage, creativity, clarity and compassion
- Help in centering themselves during troubled times and times of growth

... and more

Think about the training and development that you've gotten and the unexpected benefits that came along with it. Wouldn't you like more of that? Don't you owe it to your people to encourage and facilitate more of that?

-- Douglas Brent Smith


  1. My company did a leadership training camp a few months ago and I was sent there as well. I actually learned some new and interesting things and I absolutely loved it :D I can't wait for the next one, because such training is very useful these days. Thank you for this article!

    1. Thanks so much for your comment. Glad to hear that you're looking forward to more training!

  2. Hey Doug, Nice post! Great read here!! The leadership role is an inevitable reflection of people's needs and challenges in modern life. Leadership is therefore a profound concept, with increasingly complex implications, driven by an increasingly complex and fast-changing world. So, a leadership training program is mandatory to gain something ..

    To your success,

  3. Thanks so much for your comments Samantha. You're so right.

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