Wondering if leadership training makes a difference? We surveyed 3,162 recent training participants about their leadership skills. Of the respondents, 73 percent identified themselves as leaders within their organization. In addition, 78 percent of people felt they have strong leadership skills.
So, what experiences most shaped the development of their leadership skills? The No. 1 response was work experience, including management and non-management positions. No. 3 was leadership training, including traditional training and mentor relationships. Experiences outside of the workplace were also important. The second highest response was family experiences, including being a parent or guardian and having a family role model.