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Management and leadership development training must be relevant in order for companies to flourish, according to new report by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Penna. The report reveals a link between a company’s performance and the effectiveness of its managers. On average, high performing organizations spend 36 percent more on management and leadership training per manager annually than low performing ones. The report also indicated that 43 percent of managers view their line managers to be ineffective. This suggests that people in IT manager roles and other jobs need to have access to regular training. Accredited learning and qualifications were rated by respondents as having the greatest impact on workers’ performance. Christopher Kinsella, acting chief executive for CMI, said businesses should not take a one-size-fits-all approach to training but rather focus on “developing specific line manager skills and behaviors that will help achieve business results.” Meanwhile, a recent jobs report by the Bank of Scotland revealed a positive year to date in the recruitment market.

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EDSI Commentary


Leadership development is critical in 2012.