One of the biggest issues is that many leadership development programmes focus more on building the knowledge of leadershiprather than practicing the skills of ‘leading’. Have we got the balance wrong – and if so, how can we redress this?Read More
A guest post by Andy Radka of Creative Partners innovation and enterprise ltd.
Which gap exactly? The gap between knowing what leading is all about, and putting this into practice! This is the critical space we need to work in to find ways to bridge the ‘knowing – doing gap’ which can plague both individuals and organisations seeking to strengthen their leadership capability.Read More
Highly skilled managers in technical and professional roles are used to understanding what they do and how to do it. When it comes to leadership however they often get stuck at the declarative stage. They know the theory and what they should be doing but do not move into procedural or actual doing mode. They almost think it is enough to just know it all!Read More
Is it just me, being one of the last of the baby-boomers? Am I just out-dated at my age in this age? Or, is anyone else worried by the lack of depth around the serious and important topics, projects, and themes in our work lives, and indeed in wider society? Don’t we all need to spend more time to do things properly?
I have just watched on TV the crew of a high-speed RNLI lifeboat slow down to almost a stop to take depth soundings as they enter a narrow and dangerous cove. Yes, their mission is urgent, but unless they stop to fathom the depth their urgent mission itself is in jeopardy. This got me thinking: how little time is spent fathoming the depths of complex and challenging business changes before we speed ahead at full throttle.Read More