Executive Development Programs: Are You Investing in the Right Place?
Companies are increasingly investing in executive development capabilities among their leaders to maintain a competitive advantage in an increasingly complex and volatile global environment. There is little margin for error.
According to the Conference Board CEO Challenges Survey for two years in a row, strategy execution is the #1 priority for CEOs. And yet in a separate study by Bersin and Associates , only 27% of theganizations they studied linked their executive development programs to strategic results.
An Executive Development Program From a Leading Business School or a Customized Program From BTS?
For many companies, the answer to preparing leaders for greater business challenges is sending them to top business schools for a week-long open enrollment program. These are all well-respected institutions, but do academic executive education programs truly address your company’s immediate and long-term business challenges? While a top B-school branded certificate may look good on the wall, you may not be getting as much value as you think for your money.
When it comes to custom in-house programs, the fact is more executives participate in BTS executive development programs each year than any of the leading business schools.
The table below highlights why such leading companies as Coca-Cola, Chevron, HP, Pfizer, Sony, and over 25 of the world’s largest 100 companies choose BTS instead of, or sometimes in partnership with, the business schools for their executive education program:
Create a Custom Executive Development Program to Meet Your Leadership Needs
At BTS we develop programs in collaboration with our clients to ensure an immediate positive impact on business performance. Our carefully constructed simulation experiences mean that leaders immediately engage with your company’s challenges and begin practicing new capabilities within the context of your strategy. This is not an academic exercise — your executives deal with your company’s key metrics, market dynamics, time horizons and leadership challenges.
BTS’s experiential learning methodologies have been proven in successful implementations with leading organizations around the world. Whether helping leaders at AT&T create a new culture of collaboration or building a “roadmap for growth” at The Coca-Cola Company, BTS creates comprehensive learning experiences that are consistent with your executive team’s strategic priorities and expected business outcomes. Every year more than 400 leading global companies in over 40 countries rely on BTS to ensure that their executives have everything they need to succeed.
Executives Are Not Your Only Leadership Development Challenge – What About the Rest of Your Talent Pipeline?
What happens when your executives finish their developmental program? Is there a process for engaging the rest of the organization in what they learned? Is there a better way to ensure that learning at all levels is aligned to your CEO’s strategy? Can the B-school that did your executive education program help you build capability at every management level in your company?
In today’s business environment, all levels in your talent pipeline need to be aligned to your company’s strategy, and all levels need to have the right capabilities to accelerate execution. BTS partners with clients to tailor strategic learning solutions from the executive suite to front line managers.
BTS Can Help Align and Develop Strategic Execution Capabilities for Your Entire Organization
While customized BTS executive development programs focus on executing enterprise strategy, BTS develops execution capabilities throughout your organization in the following areas:
While the competencies and capabilities may be different for executives and front line managers, the outcomes are similar: accelerate your strategy execution and deliver strong business results.
Great executive leaders are critical for superior strategy execution. Just as critical: ensuring that managers throughout your talent pipeline are aligned to your strategy, and have the right mindset and capabilities to drive business results. BTS, the global leader in accelerating strategy alignment and execution, can help you achieve both objectives.