Guerrilla Business Training Leadership DevelopmentGuerrilla Business Training Sessions

Globally, leadership training and development is a $366 billion industry with $166 billion spent annually in the U.S. alone. What we find unsettling at The JDL Group is the lack of scientific evidence supporting the efficacy of training in terms of guaranteed change, return on investment or any linkage to positive organizational outcomes. 

In fact, industry research indicates only 20% of business training is retained two weeks after any given course, and often the only “success” evidence are statements such as “They seem better,” “I heard some things I can use at the office,” or “I feel different”.  When evaluating traditional training programs, it is easy to understand why they fail to generate results — the training is long, boring and neither job-focused nor relevant to the individual. Our personal research indicates for every one hour spent in traditional training, participants typically like 33% of what is presented, are ambivalent about 33% and totally hate the final 33%.

Given we know the base rate of managerial derailment is above 50%, over 60% of organizational leaders want to be considered “agile” and most organizational leaders fail to understand their own company culture, the need for leadership training and development programs that produce real-world results absent of backsliding becomes even more evident.

The JDL Group Difference

At The JDL Group, we focus on actual needs, not a laundry list or full menu. We work to deliver quick, focused education/behavioral modification with immediate opportunities to practice including implemented efforts to control backsliding. Whether it is learning how to give appropriate feedback, better delegation, focus on leadership pillars or how to manage derailment tendencies, clients have indicated they want more focused and behaviorally-actionable business training and The JDL Group’s Guerilla Business Training Sessions meet this demand.

What to Expect from The JDL Group’s Guerrilla Business Training Sessions

Our Guerrilla Business Training Sessions help participants create and implement on-the-job action plans with follow-up. Participants (a) Learn, (b) Practice, (c) Apply, (d) Participate in Feedback, (e) Adjust, and (f) Implement again. Rinse and Repeat. Here is what our clients can expect when participating in our Guerrilla Business Training Sessions:  

  • The JDL Group’s Guerrilla Business Training Sessions focus on real problems that impact leaders on an almost daily basis.  
  • The sessions provide multiple levels of development (e.g., fix, elevate and/or transform) and give participants the chance to define their desired level of change; participants can control their level of mastery.
  • 75% of behaviors learned through our Guerrilla Business Training Sessions are still used on the job by participants 60 days later (i.e., no backsliding).
  • Almost all sessions are shorter than one day with the majority clocking in at under two hours.