MetriVerse's President and founder A.D. Detrick has written a new article on TrainingIndustry.com, "Understanding Efficacy: The Key to Measuring Leadership Development".
"In the last few years, I've had the good fortune to build measurement strategies for leadership development initiatives in a number of large organizations," A.D. explained. "Any measurement strategy requires us to identify the measurable behaviors that will change as a result of our learning efforts. Unfortunately, 'leadership' is very difficult to define as a metric (or as a set of metrics). Leadership is a broad set of attributes and behaviors that shift in importance, based on the situation. It's one of those classic 'I don't know what it is, but I know it when I see it' conundrums. Despite this, we still see regular investment in leadership development. There is an implied belief i their importance; it as our job to help identify their effectiveness."
One of the ways to measure a broadly-defined term was to look back into the research of pioneering social psychologist Albert Bandura, and his study of Social Learning Theory and how observation leads to imitation and modelling. Bandura discovered the theory when working with parents and children, but recent studies have discovered that it applies to leadership, as well. Leadership Self-Efficacy now serves as a potent metric in MetriVerse's leadership development measurement strategies.
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A.D. Detrick is a strategy and measurement consultant, human capital analytics expert, project manager, instructional designer, and trainer. He's also a self-confessed comic book geek and a believer in using humor and humanity to teach complex concepts.
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