Does 10,000 Hours Of Practice Make A Great Leader?

“When I was in school the teachers told me practice makes perfect; then they told me nobody’s perfect so I stopped practicing.” Comedian – Steve Wright • 61% of Americans think athletic ability is mostly achieved through practice and hard work. • 25% think it is mostly something with which you are born. • 14% […]

Leadership Nugget #16: Leadership Development Pipelines? You Have To Be Kidding!

The image is powerful: a giant pipe with millions of leaders spewing out the end. Unlimited leadership talent for decades ahead! Leadership pipeline is a popular term in management circles today and consultants and leadership thought leaders have jumped on the bandwagon to make sure they are speaking on this cutting edge issue. In fact, […]

Leadership Nugget #9. What Is The Missing Ingredient In Leadership Talent Development?

Organization’s attempts at leadership development are reflective of the age-old debate on parenting: does it take a lot of time or quality time? The chart below describes the common actions taken by CEOs to develop the next generation of leadership talent according to Price Waterhouse Coopers. When it comes to leadership development, it appears organizations […]

Leadership Nugget #2: Leadership Training – Is Its Time Past?

How would your organization answer to questions posed in a recent study. Investment in front-line managers? 28% said “investing in managers. was a high priority.” Leadership Development take a sustained and long-term approach? 43% of respondents say management training programs are designed to “plug holes” and deal with short-term problems rather than with “long-term objectives”. […]

How Damage Is Being Done To Young Leaders

I become very upset when businesses and leaders abuse their power and authority. The sustained use of an authoritarian, domineering, or controlling leadership style is clearly not a proper leadership approach; it harms people, performance and ultimately customers. Conversely, the opposite is also true. Organizations and leaders can be too people oriented, too worried about […]

The Bucket

This article was originally posted on LinkedIn on June 30, 2014 There are a few instances in a person’s life that shapes his or her philosophy, behavior and direction. Fortunately for me, one of those instances came very early in my career. It was the day that I came to realize how very little I […]