A leadership crisis has been created over the last decade because we’ve been brainwashed into believing that leaders have to take care of employees the same way helicopter and snowplow parents take care of their children. Don’t let them struggle, feel or strive for mastery.
It seems authority has become a dirty word in organizations. Through our experience working with leaders in our development programs and coaching, it is clear that leaders today are not feeling empowered to exercise authority.
Given the lack of training for leadership roles, you’d think that its easy to one day just show up and lead. However, we know that is not the case. It is just magical thinking to believe that leaders will figure out on their own how to be effective without providing the training, experiences and development support.