Leadership Development and Learning

What’s the Problem with Leadership Development and What’s the Answer in a Pandemic-stricken World?

  • April 20, 2020

Figures published last year suggest that globally, organisations spend $366 billion annually trying to teach their leaders to be better. In most cases, they’re continuing to do so without any firm evidence of a return on their investment. And, by and large, they’re using the same techniques we’ve been using for centuries. Yes, we have superficial additions like PowerPoint, iPads and interactive whiteboards. But the approach is essentially the same as the approach taken in medieval universities. And yet so much has moved on in the world of leadership, and in our understanding of how human beings – particularly adults – learn.

Figures published last year[1] suggest that globally, organisations spend $366 billion annually trying to teach their leaders to be better. In most cases, they’re continuing to do so without any firm evidence of a return on their investment. And, by and large, they’re using the same techniques we’ve been using for centuries. Yes, we have

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