Amazing how a headline can catch you, right? Unfortunately, this blog isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme; in fact, it’s quite the opposite. If you’re in the game to lead, it’s a long one. Unfortunately, time is not on our side right now. We are facing serious leadership talent gaps. There simply aren’t enough effective and experienced leaders out there to keep up with the innovation and growth of the business sector. The concern is that we are too slow in our actions to proactively address the need to foster leadership from within our organizations. Why do this matter so much?
Leadership is the key to maintaining a competitive edge; it is a critical component of creativity, organizational development and productivity.
Senior leadership does not devote enough attention to build and empower leaders. Many current leaders lack the skill to build and sustain a healthy corporate culture because they are underqualified. If not addressed, these statistics will pose a threat to the future of leadership and success in business. And without a solid foundation of leadership, we are setting ourselves up to fail.