Our conversations with HR and business leaders often leads to the topic of leadership, and more often than not, the lack of it. It is not surprising therefore that a recent study indicated that 52% of CXOs and CXOs-in-waiting (CXOWs) think that their direct reports do not have the skills to assume greater leadership roles in the organization.
When probed further about the obstacles to greater leadership among employees, 44% of CXOs cite the lack of personal ambition and motivation while 50% of CXOWs who had expressed their desire to become part of the C-Suite cited the lack of access to leadership training.
In another study with CEOs, human capital was once again identified as one of the top organizational challenges and when queries on the strategies to address the human capital challenge, 4 of the top 10 strategies selected by CEOs in all four regions included in the survey (US, South America, Europe and Asia) albeit in varying order included: improving leadership development programs, enhancing the effectiveness of senior management teams, improving the effectiveness of frontline supervisors and managers, and improving succession planning.
Why is leadership a perennial issue?
In our conversations with CEOs, it is clear that they recognize the importance of talent development. However, they are challenged with identifying the right investments that will make the most significant impact on their leaders and workforce. CEOs know their organizations cannot retain highly engaged, high-performing employees without effective leaders who can lead, manage, coach, develop and motivate their multi-generational, globally dispersed, and tech-savvy teams.
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