Query on training on Personality Development (PD) is nothing new to this forum however, when the help is asked to train the managers on this subject, then it appears little odd. Generally training programmes for the managers is conducted to build managerial skills in them whereas training on personality development is conducted during the initial phases of the career and process of this development is expected to be completed by the time a person attains status of manager.
Though companies do conduct training on this subject, few career conscious persons do not wait for their organisation to conduct the training. They learn on their own. After all, self-learning is also a sign of personality development.
In my trainings on PD as well as in this forum, I have explained that managers play vital role in developing personality of their juniors. The way they communicate, the way they take decisions, the way they handle various organisational issues etc sends the message to their juniors. They in turn draw inspiration from their managers and develop their personality. Occasionally juniors just imitate their managers and develop their personality.
Going further, feedback by the managers is a powerful tool of the PD. Many high-profile persons attribute their career’s success to their past managers.
If a need is felt to develop personality of the managers then two possibilities emerge. First possibility could be the Training Needs Analysis (TNA), that is not in conformity with fact or truth. In such case TNA merits redoing. The second possibility could be that the managers have their undeveloped personality. In such case training may not be the solution as it casts doubt on the leadership of the organisation. Nevertheless, I wish first possibility to come true.
Employee training is conducted to bring organisational change. Organisation cannot wastes their previous resources on training on elemental subject like PD. Earlier, I have given exhaustive reply on the employee training. Click the following link to refer it:
13th July 2017 From India, Bangalore