Feb 6, 2019
There are over 60,000 books on
Amazon with “leadership” in the title, and despite the focus on
leadership, most business-oriented development programs don’t
measure effectiveness; and turnover has never been higher.
Gallup report found that 21% of Millennials have
changed jobs within the past year—three times higher than other
workers. Today, Jim and Jan
discuss why that is and take a look at leadership development from
a few different angles. They talk about how to determine if your
leadership development IS working, and the importance of
understanding trends and patterns. Lastly, they discuss how to get
to root causes where real change is possible.
[3:06] Much like a diet, if you
want true success, with leadership development you have to be all
the way in.
[4:00] Leadership development is
akin to taking fish out of a dirty fish tank, scrubbing the fish
and then putting them back in the dirty fish tank.
[5:23] We approach leadership
development issues from the training system when really it comes
from organizational development and a design system.
[9:02] Rather looking at
leadership development as a specific event, see it as evolution
with a process that builds over time.
[13:40] It is important to look
at the current state of the organization, and see the issues in
leadership development as symptoms of something bigger within the
entire system. Then, identify your version of success, how you will
measure it, and determine if it’s will take small steps or giant
leaps to get there.
[15:40] A majority of leadership
development trainings are done off impulse. Instead, great leaders
measure the right things with subjectivity and really take a look
at their own self in the mirror.
[19:41] 80% of people out there
do not trust their boss to tell the truth.
[21:56] Leadership development
programs should be sustainable, lead to empowerment and improve the
[26:45] Assemble a team to fact
check all the assumptions that the team has made. Find out which
ones are true, and then you will have better information on where
you need to invest their time, energy and money for the greatest
organization's effective leader is not the same as another
organization's effective leader.”
- “Every organization is a complex adaptive
- “Before we take a leap, we must take really
does not need to be pain that makes you take action.”
you turn around, do you have followers?” - Jeffrey
- “Leaders have the power to control and fix the
a holistic approach, because you have to get the ecosystem
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