Your Technical Skills are Top Notch. How about your Leadership Skills?

Continuing Education in professional service firms is often focused on the latest technical standards and best practices, but how often does continuing education improve leadership and management skills? Classic management literature such as Good to Great by Jim Collins describe how companies can create long-term sustained performance by encouraging “Level 5 Leaders”, developing complementary competencies or a culture of discipline. How does your company culture and leadership actively improve the sustained performance of your firm?

Wardell has spent the past 14 years developing the Wardell System that has helped over 3,000 businesses achieve sustained performance by becoming more structured and self-reliant. With collective decades of experience, Wardell recognizes that a culture that sustains continuing education activities develop the kind of discipline that drives long term performance. Because of this, Wardell advisors work with clients through six key business areas: Leadership, Management, Marketing, Finance, Operations, and Sales in a sustained manner to transform businesses from owner driven to culture driven success stories.

Wardell’s mission of helping people achieve their entrepreneurial dreams has now expanded to continuing education for professional services using an online platform. We created the Entrepreneurial Skills Program so that a wide range of professional service firms could take advantage of the expertise at Wardell and improve their leadership skills with the same progressive way that they improve technical skills.

The Entrepreneurial Skills Program (ESP) was recently certified as part of the AIBC Continuing Education System recognizing the applicability to architecture firms. Each learning unit teaches the skills necessary to become a great firm.

For example: 

  • Vision and Strategy: The Cornerstone Of Success
  • Time, Culture, and Change: Inspiring Action In Your Team
  • Structure and Communication: Achieving Success Through Collaboration

In the competitive environment of professional services firms, differentiation often comes from the visionary leadership of the founding partners; a well-managed team and a clearly defined niche in the market, backed up with technical skills. How does your continuing education strategy play into your company’s development?  Is Professional Continuing Education really worth it?  Only time will tell if your company culture will lead you to sustained performance and growth.

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