Why is it important to address this issue?
Psychological research suggests that 70% of today’s top performers lack the skills they need for success in future roles. Taking on new roles often requires a whole new set of skills, which leaders must learn quickly in order to transition successfully. Failing to transition is highly detrimental for the leader, as well as the organisation.
It is crucial to appreciate that every leader is undergoing different transitions within a unique environment. Our research and experience with high performing leaders tell us that a generic, one-size-fits-all approach to leadership development is ineffective. A person-focused approach is essential.
Leaders need to develop both capability and adaptability to be able to navigate their team through ambiguity and onto success in the future.