The Ugly Truth About Leadership Development

If you’re an aspiring leader, chances are you’ve been passed over for a promotion because you “aren’t ready.” If you’re a new leader, chances are you’ve encountered a few challenges that could have been avoided had you been better prepared. Well, you’re not alone. The high and lows of leadership get the better of us!

For most companies, the absence of a strong leadership team can affect employee morale, customer satisfaction, and revenue. Knowing this, you’d think there would be more of an emphasis on leadership development. Unfortunately, not all companies make leadership development a priority, or at least it seems that way. Whether it’s lack of funds, resources, or being more concerned with turning a profit, some companies just don’t put enough focus on developing their leaders.

If you work for a company like this, you already know that unless you have skilled leaders who take personal responsibility for developing others, your development is your problem. Unfortunately, you don’t know what you don’t know, which means you may not have any idea where to begin.

If you can identify with any of the following, then you already know the feeling:

  • You want to be a leader, but no one is taking you seriously.
  • You were promoted, but you’re having difficulty achieving results.
  • You’re finding it difficult or challenging to get buy-in or support from your team or peers.
  • You don’t like your new role because it’s not exactly what you thought it would be.
  • You like your role, but you’re overwhelmed and not sure what to do.
  • You’re scared that someone will find out that you are struggling.

If you can identify with any of these statements, you’re not alone because these experiences are not unusual. Most of these experiences are the result of a lack of development.

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