Should Companies Pay To Train Employees on Leadership?

Is it valid? Is there an ROI? How do you vet a trainer? Here’s how to figure all that out

The problem with leadership training is the ROI

With zero exceptions, every leadership trainer I’ve talked to has told the same story: Their program worked; they could see the progress; they got amazing feedback from the people they were coaching.

Data is the missing ingredient

As an advisor, I can tie revenue back to what I do easily. I don’t have to prove ROI with leadership. I’ve very adamant about specifying the difference between being an advisor and being a mentor. And while I can and often do mentor while I advise, mentorship is like a free bonus. I’m not selling it.

I’m a multi-exit, multi-failure entrepreneur. Sold ExitEvent. Building & GetSpiffy. Former Automated Insights. More info at

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