Sidestepping four common mistakes can help companies develop stronger and more capable leaders, save time and money, and boost morale.
For years, organizations have lavished time and money on improving the capabilities of managers and on nurturing new leaders. US companies alone spend almost $14 billion annually on leadership development.1 Colleges and universities offer hundreds of degree courses on leadership, and the cost of customized leadership-development offerings from a top business school can reach $150,000 a person.
Moreover, when upward of 500 executives were asked to rank their top three human-capital priorities, leadership development was includes as both a current and a future priority. Almost two-thirds of thirds of the respondents indentified leadership development as their number one concern. Only 7 percent of senior managers polled by a UK business school think that their companies develop global leaders effectively, and around 30 percent of US companies admit that they have failed to exploit their international business opportunities fully because they lack enough leaders with the right capabilities.
Publicado por Pierre Gurdjian, Thomas Halbeisen, Kevin Lane