Future Leaders Need to Be Developed (Lack of Bench Strength) | Case Studies and Testimonials

When a new leadership position opens up, new leaders need to be properly trained so they can hit the ground running in their new roles. As employees with the potential to move into leadership roles are identified, observing their performance during leadership training can help organizations gain confidence in their abilities and identify those most likely to succeed.

View our case studies and testimonials to learn how The Leadership Journey™ has helped companies overcome this challenge.


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Raven Increases Team Member Engagement 15% and Becomes an Employer of Choice – Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Raven wanted to develop their first comprehensive leadership training program. Their goal was to become an exceptional place to work. They wanted to attract and retain top talent by developing consistent management and leadership practices among managers and supervisors.

Learn how they increased communication, teamwork, and motivation, resulting in a 15% increase in team member engagement and 10-15% improvement in leadership effectiveness scores with The Leadership Journey™. View case study highlights.

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After Implementing Their First In-house Leadership Training Program, Eastern Propane & Oil’s Frontline Leaders Learn to Communicate, Coach, and Manage with Respect

Eastern Propane & Oil’s frontline supervisors had been placed in leadership positions without any type of formal training. They were very familiar with working in the field and doing the work, but not necessarily with leading their people.

Eastern needed their first-ever in-house leadership training program to develop critical leadership skills. Learn how they were able to quickly roll out a structured leadership training program across seven states and reach hundreds of staff—from frontline leaders to executives—with The Leadership Journey™.

Supervisors learned to lead, coach, communicate, and manage people with respect. The company developed a common leadership culture using consistent methods to help supervisors lead and manage their teams. View case study highlights.

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Bauer Built Achieves “Fantastic ROI” by Improving Communication Skills and Teamwork in Managers

Bauer Built wanted to establish a leadership development program for its managers and supervisors that focused on people skills while making promotions to leadership positions more appealing.

Learn how they leveraged The Leadership Journey™ to achieve “fantastic ROI” by improving communication skills, teamwork, productivity, big-picture thinking, and problem-solving skills while reducing stress. View case study highlights.

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Filling the Leadership Gap at First United Bank 100% of New Leaders and Their Managers Recommend The Leadership Journey™

First United Bank had a year long, high-level, best-in-class senior leader development program, but nothing in their offering for newly promoted supervisors and managers. They were searching for supervisory skills training.

In five years, the company had doubled in size. New leaders were promoted because they were great operationally and exceptional individual contributors, but they did not have the leadership skills necessary to be successful in their new roles.

Learn how The Leadership Journey became a foundational part of First United’s leadership development program by improving skills like communication, coaching, and confidence in supervisors. In fact, team member satisfaction is up and 100% of the participants’ managers would recommend The Leadership Journey. View case study highlights.

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The City of Aiken Achieves Overwhelming Success Bringing Leadership Training In-house

With a reduced budget and increased costs, only a few of their supervisors could be trained at a local community college, so the City of Aiken decided to bring training in-house.

Aiken had a one-person HR department, and time was a scarce resource, so they wanted an off-the-shelf turnkey solution.

Supervisors and managers were promoted from within, so leadership training had to work for existing leaders as well as employees who were next in line for promotion. Courses had to fit within regularly scheduled meetings, align with organizational values, and be relevant to the city’s new mentoring program.

Learn how the City of Aiken used The Leadership Journey™ to improve leadership skills, people skills, and confidence in supervisors and managers. Discover how their soon-to-be leaders were able to hit the ground running after being promoted and why participation requests increased 100%. View case study highlights.

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Technifab Tackles Traditional Supervisory Growing Pains by Improving Productivity and Professionalism While Reducing COGS

Technifab wanted a formal management development program to help support company growth. Supervisors needed to learn how to manage “their buddies,” hold others accountable, and reduce unproductive activity.

After implementing The Leadership Journey™, Technifab improved productivity and professionalism, nearly eliminated unproductive activities, and reduced wages as a percentage of sales. View case study highlights.

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