A common complaint from senior-level management in many companies is the lack of leadership skills demonstrated by their employees, which they note as: independent thinking, creative problem-solving, analytical thinking and effective communication.
I assisted a Los Angeles-based client with this issue, I began by looking for the future leaders within the company. I was looking for employees who might currently be underutilized, untested, underdeveloped or even unseen. In most cases, when a company’s leaders perceive a lack of leadership in their employees, there are three potential contributing factors. Understanding these three reasons can help an organization commit to improve their approach to leadership development. [Read more…]