In good economic times and in bad, some companies seem to deal with adversity better than others. What’s their secret? That’s something that The Ken Blanchard Companies has been studying for more than 30 years. In our experience, the companies that best deal with adversity are those that have:
But great leadership doesn’t happen by itself. In our experience, leadership is something you learn, not something you’re born with, and those essential leadership skills must be developed through focused training over time. But a recent Blanchard poll of more than 450 leaders revealed that only 16 percent had a comprehensive plan for developing new leaders, and 26 percent said that their company offers very little in the way of training for new managers. Some 32 percent said their company does a decent job training and developing new managers, but they could do better.
Developing leadership at every level is a significant task, yet it’s worth it. People are looking for deeper purpose and meaning as they meet the challenges of today’s changing world. They want to grow and evolve in their jobs and to make a difference. A good leader can make this happen, and, in the end, both the individual and the organization profit.
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