Over the years, I myself has attended and observed many leadership development programs. And the sad thing is, most of them don’t even come close to accomplishing what they were designed to do – to build better leaders.
According to various figures businesses worldwide spend more than £100m on leadership-based curriculum, with the majority of those pounds being spent on “Leadership Training.” Here’s the thing though – when it comes to leadership, I think the training industry itself has been broken for years. It feels like it has become irrelevant for today, kinda lost in translation.I believe you don’t train leaders you develop them – a subtle yet important difference lost to many. Leadership training is alive and well, but it should have died a long time ago.
I am now convinced that training is indeed the #1 reason leadership development has failed. While training is often accepted as productive, it rarely is. The terms training and development have somehow become synonymous when they are clearly not. This is more than an argument based on semantics it’s actually true.
And yes I am prepared take some heat over what I am saying, but hear me out.