All too often today’s leaders hide behind the ambiguity of the term leadership in refusing leadership development. The root cause of the problem is that most leaders have nothing to measure their leadership against, therefore they assume that they are by default successful leaders. But how much more successful could they be as leaders? Is their organisation where it is because of a set of circumstances despite them rather than because of them?
Until an individual leader wants to develop there is no real chance of him or her accepting any form of leadership development. It is only when a leader recognises the need to grow as a leader that they become interested in their personal development. Leaders if they are to be effective must be reflective and if they are reflective they will recognise their strengths and their development areas. So instead of hiding behind the ambiguity of the term leadership front up to it and challenge yourself to become a better leader. Who knows how far you and your organisation may go.