Leadership impacts the character and culture of an organization, which in turn affects everything else. Leadership, or the lack of it, affects morale, employee engagement, teamwork, communication, customer service, employee turnover, and productivity. In a 2011 study, 79% of respondents estimated they would be, on average, 40% more productive if working for a better leader.
Truly successful organizations focus on developing people in both character and competency. Competency is what we do. Character is what we are. Blue-Collar Leadership® books and resources can help you develop character in order to leverage competency.
It’s easier to train and develop the employees in the area of competency. There are many classes to take or books to read on how to train your team to perform the physical aspects of the job. Character is much more difficult to develop but is the key to improving attitude, increasing productivity, morale, employee engagement, and retention. Character is the multiplier, increasing exponentially the qualities of the organization, either positive or negative.
The need for leadership development is not industry specific, nor is there a “one-size-fits-all” approach appropriate for every organization. We recommend the following steps:
- Step one: Review titles and descriptions of Blue-Collar Leadership® series books below. We recommend all organizations start with Blue-Collar Leadership: Leading from the Front Lines and add other programs/titles as needed.
- Step two: Review options (below) for implementing a Blue-Collar Leadership® development program in your organization. These options can be used in any combination or any order. Some companies choose to take advantage of our special offer and kick off their initiative with an onsite session. Then, they follow the onsite leadership development session with regular book studies and certify one or more of their associates to teach and train on Blue-Collar Leadership®. Other organizations prefer to start with purchasing books for their associates.
- Step three: Contact us for a complimentary consultation Call Mack at 334-728-4143 or email Mack@MackStory.com