Why Leaders Cannot Lead Revisited

In 1990 Warren Bennis wrote the following in his classic leadership book, Why Leaders Can’t Lead: The Unconscious Conspiracy Continues (Jossey-Bass Publishers). “In America today, it is harder than ever to lead. One of my favorite social barometers, the bumper sticker, corroborates this. There has been a resurgence lately of such exhortations as “Don’t Vote […]

Leadership Nugget #13: Can Organizations Adapt Enough to Satisfy The Philosophy of Entitlement?

Quality and skill are becoming less important as more and more employees look for ease in the workplace. Consider the following research: 45 % of employees aspire to achieve work/life balance, which is more than double the number of employees that rank being the best at what they do (17 %) as their top career […]

Leaders and the Decline of Trust: If Everybody Can Be A Leader, Why Do We Have A Leadership Crisis?

  The World Economic Forum published the report: The Outlook on the Global Agenda 2015 (http://reports.weforum.org/outlook-global-agenda-2015/) in which is an analysis of the top 10 trends facing the world’s regions over the next 18 months. One of the interesting findings reported is that 86% of respondents agree that we have a leadership crisis in the […]