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On this episode of Management Development Unlocked, Eric sits down with Stephen Davis, the Director of Learning and Development at ArchKey Solutions. ArchKey is one of the nation’s leading electrical contractor and service suppliers. Stephen has been in the learning and development industry for more than 20 years and has experience in various industries, including healthcare and retail. He is also a proud husband and father.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  1. Stephen Davis’s 20+ years of experience in the learning and development space in various industries.
  2. Keeping it simple when it comes to developing new leaders and why you don’t have to reinvent the wheel.
  3. What Stephen believes new leaders struggle with the most.
  4. The differences between management and leaders and how to become a leader by managing the process.
  5. Why the process is unique to each individual and a firsthand example from Stephen.
  6. Incorporating empathy into your leadership style and having your team’s back when they need it.
  7. Learning to filter through the noise of leadership development and its dependence on your background, position, experience, etc.
  8. The assignment Stephen Davis creates for his leadership training sessions and why it applies more to your manager than you.
  9. An explanation of the Kirkpatrick Model levels of evaluation.
  10. His experience at Target and what made it a phenomenal leadership learning experience.
  11. Why the return on training has to be apparent to leadership.

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