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.