You’ve heard for years that people don’t leave companies, they leave leaders. I disagree – people leave ineffective managers, they rarely leave effective leaders.
Yet, every year, corporations spend approximately $160 billion dollars on training and every year, billions of dollars continue to drop off the bottom line. The number one cause … ineffective leadership delivered by ineffective leaders who don’t understand the difference between being a glorified individual contributor and a true leader.
Leaders are defined as people who influence others to do or to be their best. Which means anyone can effectively lead others, regardless of whether or not anyone reports to them. They just need to understand what it means to lead and possess the skills to influence others, 1-on-1, 1-on-10 or 1-on-100 situations.