We had leadership programs running constantly, but when a decision had to be made everyone stepped back and waited for someone else to make a move.
Evidence of crises of leadership fill our news feeds daily. Yet leadership development, coaching, books and seminars are a growth industry.
With all this education, why aren’t we getting better decision making from our leaders?
The opening comment was made to me by a former executive of a major bank. I have no doubt the situation is the same in most big institutions.
This is what I think is happening:
Instead, we should expect the following from our leaders – and be selecting, training and supporting them accordingly:
What do you think? What would you change?
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