Good leadership is a key ingredient to an organisation’s success. Many companies promote employees into leadership positions based on their technical expertise, however, it takes more than technical knowledge to make a successful leader.
With an interest in New Zealand’s upcoming leadership week, I read an interesting article suggesting that some organisations have inadvertently reduced their future leadership pool over recent years. In response to a changing economic environment, a need to reduce costs, and the tendency to follow stringent leadership models, organisations may have reduced their ‘leadership pipeline’ [...]
What makes someone a good leader, and how this can be learnt or at least predicted (moderating for current time and place effects, and avoiding the capture of cliché concepts), is still unclear.