Despite research showing that succession is an essential part of strategic planning, many companies ignore leadership development to focus on more immediate challenges. But your organization’s future success depends on identifying and developing the next generation of its leaders. (Harrsion Monarth, ‘Evaluate Your Leadership Development Programme’ Harvard Business Review January 2015).
Developing leaders in any organisation remains a major challenge and has done for many years even though attitudes towards work are changing.
Writing in the Harvard Business Review, Jeffrey Arnett asks ‘What really motivates workers in their 20s?’ Quoting research by the Clark University Poll of Emerging Adults, Arnett observes that young people see the need to develop expertise in their job, which often means doing the lower-level work for a while. Asked what they would do if they were in a boring job, 78% agreed that ‘I would be patient and try to move up within the company.’ (Jeffrey Arnett ‘What Really Motivates Workers in their 20s?’ Harvard Business Review August 2015). Continue reading