The topic of leadership is often poorly understood today, leaving people who are moving into leadership roles with no up-to-date, relevant models.
Leadership is confused with management; leaders are urged to tread so softly, in the name of not offending anyone or not being seen as too authoritative, that they often have diminished impact in the places they are meant to lead.
Too often, organizations “lower the bar” to bring in new leaders (in the name of economy or desperation), placing people with little experience or inclination to lead in positions where they are under intense pressure to lead effectively and efficiently with ever-diminishing resources.
Without mentors, training, supervision, and inspiring examples, becoming a leader in such situations is very hard work.
The “trial-and-error” approach of amateur leadership can be expensive in terms of opportunities lost as well as mistakes made, leaving the leader feeling vulnerable and without support.
In conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the International Leadership Institute, whose mission has always been to equip leaders and aspiring leaders with the skills, attitudes and knowledge they must have in order to succeed in their leadership roles, ILI President Jaroslav Tusek is writing the Leadership Handbook for 21st Century Leaders.
Leadership Handbook for 21st Century Leaders will be published in 2016; we'll monitor the book's progress on our website.
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