Leadership is a difficult thing to train for. Management classes and seminars can help, but when it comes down to it, developing successful leadership skills is a matter of getting the requisite experience. All the business tools and strategies in the world can't replace real-life management experience and being in the front lines of a real company.
The bigger question quickly becomes “how can potential leadership candidates gain that meaningful experience in a way that doesn't jeopardize the business at hand?” Executives need to be able to plan for the long-term and adapt to whatever complex organizational obstacles stand in their path from achieving success.
At the same time, many business leaders don't feel as if they have been adequately prepared to rise to these challenges. For example, one survey conducted by IBM suggests that as many as 71 percent of chief officers are not ready to deal with the market factors they must face on a daily basis.
Executive training programs
Fortunately, there is a way to help chief officers and executives gain the in-field experience they need to be successful. Enna has developed a robust leadership program that can help leaders gain insight into different leadership approaches and truly cultivate a culture of people who are able to make the right decisions.
For instance, Enna's executive internship program (EIP) inserts business leaders into some of the most successful companies in the world as a part of senior management. They will then be able to participate in daily executive meetings and get a fly-on-the-wall perspective of how these highly successful companies make decisions.
Enna's EIP is the best of both worlds, showing executives how companies lead and make decisions by also giving them actual real-world experience in these organizations. The Lean executive training program is an unfiltered experience, enabling leaders to understand Kaizen approaches to every business-related task, from product concept development to marketing and promotion.
The Lean Tours that Enna offers provide a wealth of practical experience and knowledge in the concepts and methods of Lean and Kaizen implementation. You can read more about the tours here!