Great article from the Wall Street Journal today…
“Leadership Training Gains Urgency Amid Stronger Economy”
It’s about time. Not because this is something I do, though that’s nice. My clients have known this all along… no, what’s great is that we’re realizing that “hope” is a lousy business strategy, and even worse when used for leadership and management planning.
Those great line employees don’t turn into supervisors just because we give them a fancy business card.
Those mid-level managers don’t drive those change initiatives for us because it’s intuitive.
Senior managers don’t learn vision and direction from reading the Harvard Business Review.
No, if we want trained, effective leaders, we’ve got to make sure they have the skills we need, and are developed with the competencies we’ve identified for success.
This is actually a fairly simple process, no great revelation.
At least that’s what I think.
But that’s just me…