Lessons for Leaders 5: Why You Should Invest in Leadership

Jan 9, 2020 | Lessons for Leaders

LFL5 Why You Should Invest in Leadership

This episode will be helpful if you are wondering whether to invest in yourself or if you want to build a case for your manager as to why you need some leadership development or if you want to build a case to get funds to pay for attending my conference.

This episode will be helpful if you are wondering whether to invest in yourself or if you want to build a case for your manager as to why you need some leadership development or if you want to build a case to get funds to pay for attending my conference.

Tickets available at https://emmalangton.com/events

Why should we invest in leadership?

Often companies say to me that they can’t see the return on investment, it’s too difficult to track results and some say they don’t work, so why should they let people have time out for the coaching, mentoring or training.


In a survey, 75% of leaders said leadership development is very important for creating a competitive advantage.

Can you carry on running with the cost of poor leadership? or with leaders who are unhappy, disengaged, making poor decisions.

“It’s much more cost effective to develop existing leaders than to bring new people in”

Optimising people’s performance, expertise and improving performance will increase productivity and have a direct impact on the bottom line.

“A leader who is sharing the vision, mission and values of the company can be crucial for the goals and objectives of the entire company”

We attract and retain talent by investing in them.

“People don’t leave their jobs, they leave their managers”  

Investing in leaders can have a domino effect through the company to retain talent, invest in that person and also have direct impact on other people.

“Managers play an important role in employee welfare”

Investing in leaders can increase their resilience.

“Leadership development increases people’s ability to look at things more positively and respond in a resilient way”

Investing in leadership across the board in talent pools and different leadership levels, you’re unlocking talent and resilience across the company for when things don’t go to plan.

Times of Change

A good leader will be able to respond to times of change and bring employees along with them to navigate change and increase people’s ability to respond well to change.

“Leaders can be made”

These points and tips can be helpful for you if you need to persuade a manager to invest in your or why they should fund you to attend my event.

Don’t forget to get your tickets for the event: 

Talking Truths: The Female Leadership. The event for career women looking to gain more confidence in their roles and establish a better work/life balance in 2020. We’ve got some great female leaders attending (and speaking!) and would love to see some attendees from WIT. It’s going to be such a great event for learning practical mindset and wellbeing skills that you can bring back to the organisation – and network with other local leaders too.

There’s more detail at this link HERE.

https://emmalangton.com  Contact me to discuss working with me or bringing me into your workplace for leadership development or training your workforce in resilience.

This post discusses: coaching, leaders, leadership, lessons, mentoring, resilience, stress, training
Emma Langton

Emma Langton

Executive Leadership Coach

Emma hosts the Lessons for Leaders podcast. Each week she brings you lessons, learnings, tips and advice to enable you to lead with ease in business, without stress, doubt and overwhelm so that I help you to increase your performance, be resilient and thrive in life. Emma has been providing coaching, training and therapeutic support for executives since setting up her business in 2011. Prior to that she spent over 20 years with people at the top of national and multi-national training and communication businesses.


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