What has happened to leadership development? Has our complex, globally integrated world made effective leadership too difficult? Most organizations now have a sense of urgency about developing their leadership talent but their attempts are falling seriously short. What are the derailers impacting leadership effectiveness? Understanding why leaders fail? Is the answer the learning and organizational development roundtable master class on leadership derailment in association organized recently in Mumbai served as a knowledge- gathering meeting ground. The focus of this community of practitioners is to provide access to learning and enable meaningful exchanges of dialogues.
Par Excellence provided several insights while he conducted the master class. Speaking about why derailment occurs. Narcissism in one of the major reasons for leadership derailment. What causes failure are arrogance and narcissism. In the medieval period, derailment meant death. But today, it means that your idea is not being recognized. An unconscious need to fail leads to fear of success.
Research has it that we are empathetic and optimistic, regardless of data staring us in our face. There is no evil, except the extent of good you cannot see in it. Most managers are evaluated by their bosses- the people who hired or promoted them and have a vested interest in their doing well. It seems obvious that managers ought to be evaluated in terms of the performance of the group that they manage. The participants were identified through the Hogan’s leadership development process where in they had to assess themselves with the help of a questionnaire by striking off leadership traits that commensurate with their personality. What distinguishes great leaders from the rest is strategic self- awareness and an ability to recognize the gaps between their strengths and opportunities.