The Future of Leadership Development

By Wilhelm Crous

The number of organisations and institutions (including consulting companies) offering leadership development programmes is soaring. Nevertheless, there’s a general feeling that corporate leadership is ‘coming up short’, particularly considering the new challenges of a digital, fast-paced world. And that’s despite billions of dollarsbeing spent annually on developing leaders.

Professors Moldoveanu (Rotman School of Management) and Narayandas (Harvard Business School) make the point that whereas companies are seeking the communicative, interpretive, affective and perceptual skills needed to lead coherent, proactive collaboration, most execute education programmes focus on discipline-based skills set, such as strategy development and financial analys