I’d be interested to know if you share my concerns about leadership development. Much as I’m fascinated by the topic, and by the very real need to develop the leaders of today and tomorrow, my concern is that leaders think it’s all about them.
What their personality profiles tell them.
What their personal preferences are.
Over the years I’ve heard about ‘plants’ and ‘shapers’. Tuckman’s theory. Quality Circles and self-directed teams. I love them all. They’re ways of looking at the world that challenge our thinking and help improve team success.
But have you found that sometimes leaders – and future leaders – think it’s all about them? Continue reading