One of the biggest myths in organizations today is "everyone is a leader." Sure everyone needs to take full responsibility for themselves and their work as well as become an influencer regardless of positional authority.
But having the ability to be an influencer or possessing good self-management skills is not the same as having the gift of leadership. The “everyone is a leader” myth, which has been blindly accepted as truth, actually waters down the significance and uniqueness of the gift of leadership and keeps people who don’t have that gift from finding out what they actually are great at doing. It’s like telling an athletic team that all of its members are star players, when that is far from the reality. If all of the team members believed they are stars and their coaches manage them as if they are, there would be no teamwork, chaos would reign, and success would fly out the window.
In this week's podcast from my series "Consulting Matters: Mastering the Art & Science of the Business" I give you three bonafide reasons why we all must stop this myth - starting with us consultants.
I'll also share with you what true leadership development solutions can look like and how to customize them for each stage in any organization's lifecycle.
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