How Can Organizations Develop Their Leadership Capability?
“… and when Daedalus had finished making the wings, he gave instructions to his son, saying: ’Icarus, I advise you to take a middle course. If you fly too low, the sea will soak the wings; if you fly too high, the sun’s heat will burn them. Fly between sea and sun! Take the course along which I shall lead you’.”
Even in ancient Greek mythology, the desire for individual learning and the need for leadership, guidance and direction were apparent. Today, the ongoing challenge of leadership capability is described as the War for Talent, Leadership Capability, Emotional Intelligence and Talent Management. Whatever you call it, this challenge still remains difficult to achieve. Many organizations do whatever it takes to attract, develop and retain those people who demonstrate talent and leadership. Yet organizations may not be sure that they have the right people, the ability to acquire them, or to grow their own.