After 25 plus years developing and facilitating training for clients in a wide variety of industries large and small, a consistent theme I see is that there is a lot of management and very little real leadership going on.
This phenomenon was no more apparent than in the area of organizational learning.
Commitment to Learning
A commitment to learning initiatives from leadership becomes clear through their commitment to the process of learning and growing people. You can readily spot the ones that throw dollars to paint the picture of developing staff and the ones who are truly committed to it. The attitude is reflected in the leadership which is then also reflected in the attitude of the learners.
Part of the failure is in the ability of the leaders to see that direct connection between leading and learning on its many levels.
U.S. President John F. Kennedy planned to point…
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