Mike Myatt’s July 28 Forbes Blog Piece on outdated leadership practices provides a lot of food for thought. He looks at roughly 30 areas of leadership focus and contrasts the traditional perspective with today’s thinking, nicely bundling all concepts into just a word or phrase. It gives us a great snapshot of what’s right and what’s wrong.
The next step is to plan for developing leaders based on what’s right, which the post doesn’t address. The answer is that the best (or next, to use his lingo) practices which he cites need to be built into a framework owned by the business and updated regularly. Then, the exorbitant corporate leadership training spend needs to largely be replaced with experiential learning that is tracked and measured. This all needs to happen as part of an integrated Career Development Center that sits as the centerpiece of all talent processes. Or, as Mike might put it in his upcoming book: Action vs. Jargon.