Leadership potential is everywhere. And yet, organizations report they have major concerns about the lack of leadership bench strength. Why is this? It’s definitely not because there aren’t enough people capable of leading. In fact, our research shows that only one person in a million lacks the skills to lead, and other studies show that leadership development yields results in financial performance, talent attraction and retention, organizational agility, as well as employee productivity. Yet, so much of the existing leadership potential remains untapped. The shortage of exemplary leaders is due to inhibiting assumptions, the absence of strong cultures of leadership in most organizations, and the failure to make leadership development a daily habit.
Join Jim Kouzes as he presents a framework for reinventing how individuals and organizations can approach the learning of leadership at all levels, ultimately driving tangible business results.
You will learn:
- The evidence that leadership capability is both needed and also more readily available than popularly assumed
- The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader and their implications for the development of leaders
- Practical steps emerging leaders can take to put their leadership development into action and how human resource professionals can support them
Author of "The Leadership Challenge" and Dean’s Executive Professor of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University