Another article that points to the deficiencies in modern leadership training, but with a simultaneous call to action to focus on four aspects of leadership:
- Emotional self-mastery
- A personal stake in self-development
- Recruit potential leaders who are humble; not those driven by hubris or ego.
What I like most about this article is the author’s quote:
“Most initiatives focus on competencies, skill development and techniques, which in some ways is like re-arranging the deck chairs on a sinking ship. Good leaders need to become masters of themselves before they can be masters of anything else.”
[pullquote]You need to develop your character before you can develop your followers.[/pullquote]
Why leadership development fails to produce good leaders by Ray Williams at the Financial Post on 3 November 2013