The Law of the Lid, the first lesson of John C Maxwell’s The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, states that the capability of an organization’s leadership is a lid on the organization’s overall performance.
Incremental increases in an organization’s leadership ability can generate exponential returns, and vice versa, poor leadership can crush productivity.
If you have experience in human resources and business leadership, I’m sure you’ve seen first-hand the effect of leadership ability on organizational performance. Which explains why leadership development is the number one priority for many organizations, and organizations spend more on leadership development than any other training category.
But developing leaders is not an easy task, and those charged with developing leaders in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world face numerous challenges. To help illustrate some of the difficulties HR leaders face in developing leaders, here are 13 Shocking Leadership Development Statistics:
In case you can’t see the infographic, or prefer plain text, here’s all the stats listed out:
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All statistics are from Brandon Hall’s State of Leadership Development 2015: Time to Act is Now.